Structural Heart Program and Patient Clinic
The Structural Heart Program and Patient Clinic is a collaborative effort among interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons to provide innovative heart treatment solutions and the best possible outcomes for patients with structural heart diseases. These procedures include:
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR): If you have been diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis (narrowing), HonorHealth's Heart Valve Clinic may be able to help you. As an alternative to open heart surgery, the TAVR procedure is a minimally invasive technique for implanting a new aortic valve into the current diseased valve.
For the right patient, TAVR means your surgeon will not have to perform open heart surgery. Instead, your surgeon can replace your heart valve via a catheter threaded through your transfemoral (leg) artery at the groin or through an incision in the ribs (trans-apical). The TAVR procedure gives hope for extending the lives of carefully selected patients with improved quality of life.
- Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) repair: Doctors can repair this congenital (present at birth) defect in the septum (wall) between the two upper (atrial) chambers of the heart using a catheter threaded from the femoral artery to the heart.
Our medical team will carefully evaluate you and collaborate closely with your personal physician to develop a specialized treatment plan.
To make an appointment or for more information on the Structural Heart Program and Patient Clinic, please call 602-943-1111.
Hybrid Operating Room
In HonorHealth's state-of-the-art hybrid operating rooms, sophisticated imaging equipment provides real-time images that allow surgeons to perform a therapeutic procedure right after a diagnostic procedure.
In the hybrid OR, the patient stays in one place. A team of specialists might include interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, interventional radiologists and/or heart and vascular surgeons working in the same room, at the same time.
If a patient is undergoing a cardiac catheterization procedure and it becomes necessary to perform a surgical procedure, the patient does not have to be moved.
The hybrid OR provides the safest care for patients with complex conditions while minimizing the total number of interventions they may require.