Structural Heart & Valve Center

Emory Healthcare's comprehensive Structural Heart & Valve Center team is comprised of physicians and healthcare providers from multiple specialties including Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiac Imaging. This multidisciplinary heart team provides the best possible outcomes for patients by offering a broad range of treatment options including minimally invasive catheter-based therapies such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and MitraClip. Emory is a nationally recognized academic center of excellence and offers a vast array of novel technologies and treatment options through FDA approved transcatheter therapies as well as clinical trials.

Highlights of the Emory Structural Heart & Valve Center:

• TAVR is a minimally invasive technique for replacing the aortic valve in the heart by catheters and small incisions without open heart surgery for appropriate patients.
• The Emory TAVR program began in 2007 and to date approximately 1,500 patients have received this groundbreaking therapy with excellent outcomes.
• Emory has access to not only FDA approved transcatheter valves but also offers extended indications for patients within clinical trials when applicable.
• Emory is proudly enrolling in the PARTNER III clinical trial to offer TAVR to low risk surgical patients through a randomized study.
• Over 500 patients have received transfemoral TAVR via the Minimalist Approach using conscious sedation. For appropriate patients TAVR can safely be conducted without general anesthesia, transesophageal echo, or a ventilator.
• Straightforward Minimalist Approach TAVR patients recover on the cardiac telemetry floor as opposed to the ICU.
• Emory’s vast experience allows for decreased length of stay in the hospital.
• Implantation of more than 100 FDA approved MitraClips and access to the COAPT trial for patients with mitral regurgitation.
• Innovative catheter-based techniques for replacing previously placed surgical valves that are now malfunctioning
• State-of-the-art techniques for addressing congenital heart defects including transcatheter pulmonic valve replacement

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Multidisciplinary Structural Heart & Valve Team