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Center for Valve Disorders

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas
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Comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment plans for patients with valvular heart disease

The Center for Valve Disorders is a high-volume program in Dallas that performs minimally invasive treatment options for structural heart disease patients. Patients have access to the following:

  • All evaluations and testing can be completed same day in a single location, making it easier on the patient and family
  • Comprehensive, advanced on-site imaging
  • Compassionate and experienced interventional cardiologists, non-invasive cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, advanced practice providers and cardiac nurses on the care team are specially trained in the treatment of valvular heart disease
  • The Dallas valve disorders center offers multiple options for high-risk patients, including access to all major clinical research trials
  • Close contact with referring providers to keep them abreast of patients’ treatment plans and progress after their assessment and heart valve procedure
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U.S. News & World Report awarded Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas High Performing in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for 2020 - 21.


Specialized interventions for valve disorders

Physicians on the medical staff at the Center for Valve Disorders here in Dallas are highly skilled and experienced in both open and percutaneous procedures

Aortic valve disease

  • Minimally invasive surgical aortic valve repair/replacement
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for patients with severe aortic stenosis at high, medium and low risk for surgical intervention
  • Transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve replacement for degenerated aortic valve bioprosthesis in patients with aortic stenosis or aortic insufficiency
  • Clinical trials involving asymptomatic aortic stenosis patients, new-generation valves and cerebral embolic protection

Mitral valve disease

  • Minimally invasive surgical mitral valve repair
  • Transcatheter mitral valve repair with MitraClip therapy for patients at high risk for surgical intervention
  • Transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve replacement for degenerated mitral prosthesis in patients with mitral regurgitation or mitral stenosis
  • Balloon mitral valvuloplasty for patients with mitral stenosis
  • Clinical trials involving functional and symptomatic mitral regurgitation or mitral stenosis through transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacement using new generation technology

Other interventions

  • WATCHMAN device for percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion
  • Percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure
  • Percutaneous atrial septal defect closure
  • Alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

Heart valve conditions we treat in Dallas


Aortic valve disease

  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Aortic valve regurgitation or insufficiency
  • Bicuspid aortic valve

Mitral valve disease

  • Mitral valve regurgitation or insufficiency
  • Mitral valve stenosis

Pulmonary valve disease

  • Pulmonary valve stenosis
  • Pulmonary valve regurgitation or insufficiency

Tricuspid valve disease

  • Tricuspid valve stenosis
  • Tricuspid valve regurgitation or insufficiency

Patient referrals to the Center for Valve Disorders

Patients referred to the Center for Valve Disorders are evaluated and treated by a multidisciplinary team of cardiac physicians with advanced expertise in the treatment of valve disease. This team includes interventional and non-invasive cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and imaging specialists committed to providing innovative, quality care.

The entire team collaborates with one another and with patients’ referring physicians to determine treatment plans based on age, medical history, type and stage of valve disease and disorder and personal preferences.


Valve replacement and ascending aortic aneurysm

Colorado tri-athlete, Bill Ruth, restored his athletic lifestyle after receiving an ablation for atrial flutter, valve replacement for congenital bicuspid valve and ascending aortic aneurysm repair at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health.

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