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Heart & Vascular Institute

Heart Valve Clinic

Heart Valve Clinic provides convenient office visits for diagnosing heart valve disease

TAVRIf you have a history of rheumatic heart disease or have been told you have a heart murmur, you may have valvular heart disease.

Sometimes, it's necessary to remove poorly functioning valves and replace them with either a mechanical or tissue valve. TAVR - transcatheter aortic valve replacement therapy - is a treatment that replaces heart valves via a catheterization procedure. When valve replacement is necessary, our physicians provide the most effective options that minimize risk and discomfort.

Geisinger's Heart Valve Clinic was created to diagnosis and treat patients with any form of heart valve disease, particularly complex cases where one or more of the valves in the heart aren't working properly. In a two-hour visit, you will see specialists in valve disease, which may include:

  • A cardiology specialist experienced in diagnosing valve disease through testing such as echocardiography, computed tomography (CT), and cardiac magnetic resonance (MR)
  • An interventional cardiologist experienced in diagnosing and treating valve problems using a minimally-invasive catheter based approach.
  • A heart surgeon who specializes in repairing or replacing valves. This means better outcomes for you.

Your team will accurately diagnose the type and severity of valve disease and work together to develop a life-saving treatment plan. Of course, your primary care physician will remain an integral part of the team caring for you. And, the team is supported by state-of-the-art facilities and technologies that Geisinger is known for. Plus, our outcomes are some of the best in the nation.

Geisinger's Heart Valve Clinic is designed to save you time and bring you peace of mind knowing that the best and brightest are working together to develop the best plan for you.

To learn more call 570.214.6500.