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.
- Mitral Clip: If you are suffering from the debilitating symptoms of mitral regurgitation (MR), a Mitral Clip may be able to help you. For the right patient, mitral clip therapy has been shown have a positive safety profile, reduce mitral regurgitation, have favorable left ventricle remodeling, improve patient symptoms and reduce hospitalizations for heart failure.
Our medical team will carefully evaluate you and collaborate closely with your personal physician to develop a specialized treatment plan.