There are four sets of valves in the heart that may not function properly and require treatment. A heart valve may be stiff and unable to open enough to allow blood to flow through, or not close properly,allowing blood to leak backwards.
Why Choose UHealth?
A Center for Valvular Heart Disease. Our experts accurately diagnose and treat patients to restore normal valve function.
National Experts in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. We have one of the pioneering sites in the U.S. for transcatheter valve replacement and have been doing it longer than any hospital in Florida. Our specialists are involved in clinical trials for new transcatheter valves and new applications for them.
Home to the Elaine and Sydney Sussman Cardiac Catheterization Lab. We provide advanced imaging capabilities and pinpoint accuracy for new and complex procedures such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), mitral valve repair and other minimally invasive procedures, such as valvuloplasty, and other coronary and peripheral vascular interventions. We treat patients with various heart rhythm disorders to ablate the abnormal heart tissue responsible for producing the abnormal cardiac rhythm.