Comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment plans for patients with valvular heart disease

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

  • All evaluations and testing can be completed on the same day in a single location, making it easier on the patient and family
  • Comprehensive, advanced on-site heart imaging in Dallas
  • 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 valve disorders center in Dallas 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 heart patients’ valve treatment plans and progress after their assessment and heart valve procedure

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Specialized interventions for heart valve disorders

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Physicians on the medical staff at our Center for Valve Disorders 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 heart surgery
  • Transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve replacement for degenerated aortic valve bioprosthesis in heart valve 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 or replacement
  • Transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER)
  • Transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve replacement  
  • Balloon mitral valvuloplasty for heart valve patients with mitral stenosis
  • Involvement in clinical trials

Other interventions

  • WATCHMAN device for percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion heart surgery
  • Percutaneous patent foramen ovale heart valve closure
  • Percutaneous atrial septal defect (ASD) 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 in our heart hospital in Dallas are evaluated and treated by a multidisciplinary team of cardiac physicians with advanced expertise in the treatment of heart valve disease. This team includes interventional and non-invasive cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and imaging specialists committed to providing innovative, quality care.

The entire heart valve 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.

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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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