Look to the Heart & Vascular Center at MUSC Health for high-quality treatment from experienced cardiovascular specialists. MUSC Health's renowned team of heart valve surgeons is skilled in the advanced treatment of heart valve disease, including comprehensive care for aortic and mitral valve disorders, minimally invasive valve surgery, adult congenital valve disorders and percutaneous and novel devices, as well as participation in the latest clinical trials and research.
Our procedures include the following:
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a treatment option for patients with severe symptomatic calcified native aortic valve stenosis who have been determined to be inoperable or high risk for open-chest surgery to replace their diseased aortic heart valve.
Aortic valve replacement surgery is for the treatment of narrowing (stenosis) or leakage (regurgitation) of the aortic valve. Different types of valves may be used for this treatment.
A partial sternotomy approach to valve surgery is a less invasive way for the surgeon to access the aortic valve for replacement, compared to the traditional open surgery.
There are several types of mitral valve replacement or repair. You and your doctor should discuss the best option for you.