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Structural Heart Program

Structural Heart Program

Renown’s heart surgeons and multidisciplinary team specializes in minimally invasive treatments for heart problems. Structural heart disease affects heart valves, walls or chambers and can be caused by the following:

  • Aging
  • Birth defects
  • Heart attacks

 

Conditions We Treat

Our Minimally Invasive Services

These catheter-based treatment options do not require open heart surgery to replace or repair damaged heart valve and/or arteries. They are performed in less time than open-heart surgery, resulting in a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery time.

 

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

A catheter is used to place a new aortic valve in the heart through a leg incision. This method does not require stopping the patient's heart or hooking the patient up to a heart-lung machine.

 

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR)

This procedure allows a leaking mitral heart valve to be repaired via a small groin incision. A small clip is affixed to the opening of the valve to correct the leaking of the valve.

 

Transcatheter Mitral Valve-in-Valve Replacement (MVIV)

This approach allows a new prosthetic valve to be placed inside of the existing diseased valve. The current valve is used as an anchor to hold the new valve into place.

 

PFO/ASD Closures

During a PFO closure, a small plug is positioned to prevent the flap in the heart wall from opening. Similarly, for an ASD procedure a closure device is inserted into the atrial septum hole.

 

 

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