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Our specialized treatment team will perform diagnostic tests, evaluate your condition, and determine the best treatment within a few days of your initial exam.
If healthy, the heart's valves open and close precisely as the heart pumps blood throughout our bodies, and allow the flow of blood in only one direction. Heart valve disease occurs when the heart's valves are not working as they should, preventing the correct flow of blood and circulation to the body. Heart valve problems can be life-threatening, and they are one of the leading causes of congestive heart failure.
Issues with any of the four heart valves — known as the aortic, mitral, tricuspid and pulmonic valves — are usually caused by aging, infection or being born with a valve defect. Symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain and syncope (passing out).
At the Orlando Health Heart Institute Valve Center, a team of cardiologists, heart surgeons and other specialists work together to determine the most appropriate treatment for your condition. When surgery is necessary, our expert cardiac surgeons participate in collaborative discussions to determine the most effective diagnosis and treatment options for your condition.
Treatment options include:
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- MitraClip procedure for severe mitral valve regurgitation (TMVR)
- Balloon valvuloplasty
- Valve replacement - mechanical and bioprosthetic
- Valve repair surgery
A Structural Heart Disease Health Guide
We know that managing your heart health can be a daunting task. That’s why we’ve created a guide for Structural Heart/Valve Disease patients to serve as a resource.