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Valvular and Structural Heart Program

Featuring Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery


Saint Thomas Heart team

Our Program

Saint Thomas Heart's state-of-the-art facility includes hybrid catheterization/operating rooms that are utilized to provide cutting edge minimally invasive procedures. Our multidisciplinary collaborative team is comprised of interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, and cardiac imaging specialists. Through this collaborative team approach, previously inoperable patients with severe heart conditions are able to receive customized cutting edge therapies, including minimally invasive robotic surgical procedures. Our mission is to offer the most comprehensive treatment options and highest quality of care to our patients.

Contact

For more information and to schedule an appointment with our Valve Center Coordinator, please call 855.789.2593.


Saint Thomas Heart team
Saint Thomas Structural Heart Team
Standing left to right: Andrew Morse, MD, Mark Tedder, MD, Evans Kemp, MD, Mark Stankewicz, MD, Chand Ramaiah, MD.
Seated left to right: Evelio Rodriguez, MD, Laura Lee, RN Valve Clinic Coordinator, George S. Scoville Jr., MD.

What is Valvular and Structural Heart Disease?

Valvular and structural heart disease includes a variety of cardiac defects that can be congenital in nature (birth defects) or acquired over time. These conditions include abnormal connections (holes) between heart chambers, heart valve dysfunction (leaking or narrowing), artificial valve dysfunction or problems within the vessels that are connected to the heart. This has become a rapidly evolving specialty within cardiology. A variety of new minimally invasive and catheter based procedures have been developed to expand care to those who are at increased risk for standard therapies. Cardiologists and surgeons at Saint Thomas Heart work in teams to treat heart defects with methods that are less invasive than traditional open heart surgery.


Valvular Conditions Treated with Minimally Invasive Therapies

Aortic Stenosis Mitral Regurgitation Mitral Stenosis
  • Balloon mitral valvuloplasty
Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Balloon pulmonic valvuloplasty
Degenerated surgical valves
  • Valve-in-valve procedures
Paravalvular Leaks
  • Paravalvular leak closure

Structural Heart Conditions Treated with Minimally Invasive Therapies

Aortic Coarctation

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Atrial Septal Defects

Patent Foramen Ovale

Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Ventricular Septal Defects

Left Ventricular Aneurysms

Coronary Fistula

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

Pulmonary Artery and Vein Stenosis



Contact

For more information and to schedule an appointment with our Valve Center Coordinator, please call 855.789.2593.