Structural Heart Disease Clinic
Structural heart disease is any defect of the heart or its valves. Some structural heart disease is present at birth (congenital heart disease). Others occur later in life from an infection in the heart, damage during a heart attack, or wear and tear on the heart that occurs with aging.
Common types of structural heart disease include heart valve problems -- valve leaking, regurgitation or stenosis. If left untreated, severe forms of structural heart disease can lead to heart failure. Fortunately, there are more treatment options than ever for people coping with a structural heart disease.
When you need excellent medical care for structural heart disease, ProMedica Heart and Vascular Institutes is here to help. It begins with our Structural Heart Disease Clinic, where our team of experts will evaluate your heart disease and make treatment recommendations. You’ll meet a multidisciplinary team of specialists representing cardiology, interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery, cardiovascular imaging and anesthesia.
Some people can manage structural heart disease with medication. Others need more intervention. And, for patients who don’t qualify for conventional open heart procedures, the clinic specializes in offering minimally invasive treatments like transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).