Valve Clinic

Our Valve Clinic combines the expertise of our cardiologists, interventionalists (interventional cardiologists), surgeons, and a valve clinic coordinator, providing physicians and patients with prompt assessments and advanced treatment options.

Our dedicated nurse practitioner at the Valve Clinic collaborates with physicians and staff to evaluate patients, coordinate diagnostic studies, and arrange for all necessary sub-specialist appointments.

Symptoms

Symptoms of heart valve disease or severe aortic stenosis:

  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue and shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Difficulty when exercising

Conditions

Defective or diseased heart valves can make it difficult to lead an active life. For some patients, it may be life threatening. Your heart may have to work harder or blood may back up in your lungs or body (regurgitation). Problems that affect your valves include:

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atherosclerosis (Narrowed or Blocked Arteries)
  • Endocarditis
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse

Treatment

You may need to have a valve repair or valve replacement if you have heart valve disease. Our Valve Clinic physicians and nurse practitioners offer the following treatments:

  • Mechanical Valve
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • TAVR Procedure
  • Tissue Valve
  • Valve Replacement
  • Valve Repair
  • Valve Surgery
  • Valvuloplasty

Post Care

Your Doylestown Health Valve Clinic physician and care team create a personalized plan for your heart valve recovery and goals depending on your diagnosis and condition. Treatment may range from minimally invasive procedures with faster recovery times to open heart surgery requiring cardiac rehabilitation after discharge. Talk with your doctor about your post care rehabilitation plan.

Symptoms of heart valve disease or severe aortic stenosis:

  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue and shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Difficulty when exercising

Defective or diseased heart valves can make it difficult to lead an active life. For some patients, it may be life threatening. Your heart may have to work harder or blood may back up in your lungs or body (regurgitation). Problems that affect your valves include:

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atherosclerosis (Narrowed or Blocked Arteries)
  • Endocarditis
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse

You may need to have a valve repair or valve replacement if you have heart valve disease. Our Valve Clinic physicians and nurse practitioners offer the following treatments:

  • Mechanical Valve
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • TAVR Procedure
  • Tissue Valve
  • Valve Replacement
  • Valve Repair
  • Valve Surgery
  • Valvuloplasty

Post Care

Your Doylestown Health Valve Clinic physician and care team create a personalized plan for your heart valve recovery and goals depending on your diagnosis and condition. Treatment may range from minimally invasive procedures with faster recovery times to open heart surgery requiring cardiac rehabilitation after discharge. Talk with your doctor about your post care rehabilitation plan.