An aortic valve procedure is a surgical treatment to replace a diseased heart valve with a prosthetic (or artificial) valve. This procedure is used for patient who has been diagnosed with heart valve disease. Symptoms may include rapid heartbeat, chest pain, dizziness, fatigue or shortness of breath. Having the diseased valve replaced surgically leads to improved heart function and decreased symptoms.
Why choose Presbyterian for an aortic valve procedure?
Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Care features a skilled team of healthcare professionals who can provide a wide range of services from diagnosis to treatment. Their cardiothoracic surgeons are trained in some of the most innovative techniques in heart surgery, providing their patients with faster recoveries and less hospital time.
Who is eligible for an aortic valve procedure?
Patients who have been diagnosed with a damaged or diseased heart valve that has not responded to conventional medical treatments.
What conditions can be treated with an aortic valve procedure?
Aortic valve damage or disease
Aortic valve infection