Multidisciplinary Approach at The Valve Clinic for Advanced Cardiovascular Care
Our multidisciplinary team of experts at The Heart Hospital works together to diagnosis and treat complex valve conditions. At The Valve Clinic, patients are able to meet with an experienced team of surgeons, interventional cardiologists and other diagnostic specialists. Depending on your appointment time, within the same visit, you will be able to complete any diagnostic tests needed to complete a comprehensive assessment. Depending on those results, some procedures may be scheduled for the following day. The assessment and procedures may include:
Lung function testing
Carotid artery ultrasound
Afterwards, our team of specialists will review your case together to ensure each patient receives a recommendation for treatment that is specific to them and their complex valve condition.
Valve Replacement with Innovative TAVR Procedure
Following a patient’s visit to The Valve Clinic, the experts at The Heart Hospital may recommend a patient consider valve repair or valve replacement including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). St. Joseph’s/Candler’s new hybrid operative suite allows cardiovascular surgeons and interventional cardiologists to work together on this new innovative procedure allows a cardiovascular surgeon and interventional cardiologist to work together on a minimally invasive approach for correcting severe aortic stenosis.
While open valve surgery is still the traditional treatment method for severe aortic stenosis, TAVR provides an option for those patients who may not qualify for an open heart approach based on their age, frailty or other medical conditions. By working together in a new state-of-the-art hybrid operative suite, these experts can now use an improved and minimally invasive approach for improved patient outcomes.
St. Joseph’s/Candler’s new hybrid operating suite allows cardiovascular surgeons and interventional cardiologists to work together on this new innovative procedure.
Dr. Soumya Neravetla is the Medical Director of The Valve Clinic in the Heart Hospital at St. Joseph's Hospital.
To learn more about The Valve Clinic or the TAVR procedure , please call 819-TAVR or ask your physician for a referral.