Structural heart program
The Emanate Health structural heart program helps repair structural problems in your heart. Our skilled cardiology team uses minimally invasive procedures that correct your heart problem without requiring open-heart surgery or temporarily stopping your heart.
Here are the common procedures we perform:
Otherwise known as transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR), MitraClip helps correct a malfunctioning mitral valve that's causing an abnormal backflow of blood in your heart. With MitraClip, a catheter is placed in a vein in your groin and ran up to the vein in your heart. A small clip is delivered through the catheter to the center of your mitral valve, which helps reduce the backflow of blood in your heart.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
This procedure treats aortic stenosis. When a person has aortic stenosis, their heart has to work harder to push blood through an abnormally small valve. TAVR alleviates symptoms by replacing a diseased aortic valve with an artificial one. To do so, a catheter is placed in the femoral artery and the new valve is delivered to the heart via the catheter. Once the valve is placed correctly, the catheter is removed and the insertion site is closed.
To learn more about the structural heart program, call 626.938.7586.