Valve disease most often occurs in the mitral valve or the aortic valve, both on the left side of the heart. There are two common types of valve disease, stenosis (narrowing of the valve) and insufficiency (valve leakage).
CMC leads the way in innovative treatments for patients with heart valve disease. Our Heart Valve Clinic provides a multi-disciplinary approach to evaluating and treating valvular disease, with a focus on minimally invasive options. The cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, radiologists, and nurses work together to make sure you’re getting the right treatment and ongoing care for your condition.
The New England Heart & Vascular Institute has renowned and leading-edge programs to treat valve problems including:
- MitraClip®—MitraClip® is a minimally invasive procedure that closes the center of the mitral valve, allowing blood to flow to either side of the clip and decrease leakage. CMC is the first hospital in southern New Hampshire to offer this therapy.
Our team was also the first in the state to perform a completely percutaneous mitral valve replacement.