If you have been diagnosed with a heart valve problem, you are not alone.
Valve disease can develop before birth or can be acquired sometime during one’s lifetime. Often its cause is unknown. As we live longer, the number of people with heart valve conditions continues to rise.
The good news is that treatment options also continue to advance. At the Valve Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, we offer treatment for most valve diseases and most types of patients - including those who may have been deemed inoperable just a couple of years ago.
Your heart is in skilled hands Missouri Baptist.
- In 2012, we became one of the few heart centers in the nation approved to perform the transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a minimally invasive procedure used to cure severe aortic stenosis in high-risk or inoperable patients.
- Missouri Baptist is the only cardiac surgery program in the state of Missouri to receive the highest 3-star rating for both aortic valve replacement (AVR) and coronary bypass (CABG) surgeries for 2012.
- Our heart specialists perform more valve surgeries (all heart valves) than most hospitals in the country, and our clinical outcomes are some of the best in the nation. Simply put, we help give people their lives back..
For more information or to schedule an appointment at the Heart Valve Center, call us at 314-996-3627 or contact us online. We offer convenience for patients with all appointments and diagnostic tests available in a single location at the medical center.
Valve Disease Testing and Treatment
The four valves in our heart make sure blood flows in a forward direction through the heart and out to the body. The most common types of valve conditions occur when the valve fails to open easily or fails to close properly. Often these abnormalities can be detected by a physical examination. An echocardiogram is a common test used to diagnose and measure valve disease progression, and it’s the most accurate diagnostic test. In some cases, exercise testing and cardiac catheterization may be required, too.
MoBap uses a multidisciplinary approach to treating heart valve disease. Because our specialists are trained specifically in valve disease, they developed an in depth knowledge of our patients disease processes, allowing them to focus not only on your condition, but on you.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 314-996-3627, or contact us online.