Juan Umana, MD, chair of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida, describes key considerations for when the aortic valve needs to be repaired or replaced.Read More
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Intracardiac echocardiography and electroanatomic mapping replace ionizing radiation to visualize catheters during cardiac ablation treatments for atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias.
Advanced imaging, transcatheter procedures, and ventricular assist devices are among the innovations changing the treatment landscape for heart valve disease, making a collaborative approach necessary to providing the right care.
Lifestyle changes and compression therapy are key to managing chronic valve disease of the veins and lymphatics. Microsurgery and minimally invasive surgical treatments may be an option for advanced stage disease.
Cardiothoracic surgeons at Cleveland Clinic Florida may perform valve surgery using a mini upper sternotomy or mini right thoracotomy approach when transcatheter aortic valve replacement is not an option.
Surgeons at Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital use minimally invasive and robotic approaches to treat complex valve disease, including heart valve insufficiency, stenosis, endocarditis, and heart failure non-responsive to medical therapies.
Enrollment in the SUMMIT clinical trial at Cleveland Clinic in Florida offers well-selected patients with mitral valve regurgitation and stenosis a transcatheter mitral valve replacement option using the Tendyne™ valve.