Heart valve disease refers to any of several conditions that prevent one or more of the valves in the heart from functioning effectively. It 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). Left untreated, heart valve disease can reduce how well the heart is able to pump blood to the body, effecting quality of life and sometimes becoming life-threatening.
If you have been diagnosed with heart valve disease, there are various treatment options. Some may be as simple as lifestyle modifications and/or taking medication. In some cases, you may need to have the valve repaired or replaced, restoring normal function and allowing you to return to normal activities.
CMC leads the way in innovative treatments for patients with heart valve disease. Our Structural Heart Team, made up cardiac surgeons and cardiologists, work together to determine the optimal approach to evaluating and treating valvular disease to make sure you’re getting the right treatment and ongoing care for your condition.