Overview: The aortic valve allows blood flow out of the heart and into the aorta.
Conditions & Diseases:
The most common diseases of the aortic valve involve aortic stenosis (narrowing) and regurgitation (leakage).
Services & Treatments:
Treatments for aortic valve conditions range from medication to catheter-based procedures to valve repair or replacement surgery.
Overview: The pulmonary valve prevents the back flow of blood from the right ventricle to the pulmonary artery.
Conditions & Diseases: Pulmonary regurgitation and pulmonary stenosis (a congenital disease) are among the most common diseases of the pulmonary valve.
Services & Treatments: Some pulmonary valve conditions do not require treatment while others may be treated through catheterization, valvectomy, valve repair or valve replacement.
Overview: The tricuspid valve prevents back flow of blood into the right atrium.
Conditions & Diseases: Several types of tricuspid valve disease exist, including valve regurgitation, valve stenosis and atresia.
Services & Treatments: Your physician may prescribe medications to control irregular heart rhythms as well as recommend longer-term management through surgery.
Overview: The mitral valve opens and closes to regulate blood flow from the left atrium to the left ventricle.
Conditions & Diseases: Some of the more common heart valve diseases include: Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP), Valvular Stenosis and Valvular Regurgitation.
Services & Treatments: Common treatments for mitral valve disease can range from less invasive procedures to mitral valve repair or replacement surgery depending on a number of factors.