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Heart Valve Disease

Do you have heart valve disease?

If you’ve been diagnosed with a heart valve disease, you may have been told your treatment options were limited to medication or invasive open-heart surgeries. At the structural heart valve clinic at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, our commitment to cardiac care runs deep in our community. The cardiovascular specialists work together to develop an individualized care plan for every single heart we encounter. Let us put our 37 years of experience to work for your heart today.

What are The Symptoms of Heart Valve Disease?

Heart valve disease may not present any symptoms until it progresses past mild heart disease. Each individual may experience symptoms differently and symptoms will vary depending on the type of heart valve disease, but common symptoms include:

  • Chest Pain
  • Palpitations caused by irregular heartbeats
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Either low or high blood pressure, depending on what type of valve disease you may have
  • Shortness of breath
Heart valve disease symptoms may appear to be other medical conditions, so please consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis.

Minimally-Invasive Treatment Options for Heart Valve Disease

MitraClip Procedure

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in Palm Beach County to offer a nonsurgical treatment option called MitraClip, to patients suffering from mitral regurgitation (MR). The heart continues to beat during the procedure and does not require a heart-lung bypass machine, which is common for open heart surgery. MitraClip is delivered to the heart through a small incision in the blood vessel in the leg and is designed to offer the following benefits:
  • Faster recovery times
  • Shorter hospital stays of about three days
  • Reduced mitral regurgitation (MR)symptoms
  • An improved quality of life

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center was the first in the area to offer TAVR as an advanced minimally-invasive treatment option for patients suffering from severe aortic stenosis. For some patients who have been considered inoperable or high risk, traditional treatments such as open-heart surgery may not be an option, however, there is hope with the TAVR procedure.

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