The TriHealth Heart & Vascular Institute heart valve team is made up of award-winning surgeons, highly experienced interventional cardiologists and dedicated nurse coordinators with extensive cardiac experience who all share a passion for exceptional patient care. Working together as a well-oiled machine, they review each case and collaborate with the patient and their loved ones to develop a treatment plan for the best possible outcome.
Nurse coordinators participate in the plan of care with each patient, providing communication, education and a connection to the providers. They want the patient to fully understand and participate in the decisions about their care. Special accommodations are made for interpreters for non-English speaking patients to take away any barriers to their understanding and learning.
Heart valves are the gatekeepers of blood flow in the heart by keeping the blood flowing in the right direction. Valve disease results in a disturbance of the blood flow in the heart. This can happen because of two different problems—a narrowing of the valve opening or a valve that does not close correctly causing leakage.
Valve disease can develop because of a congenital defect, previous heart attack, or be a result of calcium deposits in the valve.
Mitral valve disease results in disruption of blood flow through the mitral valve which is the valve that regulates blood flow between the top and bottom chambers of the left side of the heart. Aortic valve disease results in the inability of the heart to eject blood to the rest of the body.
TriHealth’s Structural Heart Team is a group of multidisciplinary providers with expertise in a variety of effective valve and other structural heart procedures, including:
Valve disease can be treated in a variety of ways, including routine monitoring, medicine regimens, or the following procedures:
Our cardiac specialists perform over 650 heart surgeries every year, including procedures performed using minimally invasive techniques.
Surgeons at the TriHealth Heart Institute have extensive experience in valve repair and replacement.
Patients have trusted TriHealth’s Structural Heart Team for transcatheter, minimally invasive procedures since 2012.