Congenital & Structural Heart Disorders
Structural heart disease includes defects present at birth (congenital)
and conditions such as valve disease that may develop as we age or as
a result of injury or infection. Congenital defects include holes in the
heart that affect the normal flow of blood through the heart and can increase
the risk for stroke or heart failure.
Click here for more information about heart valve disease.
Specialists at Winchester Medical Center offer a range of treatment options
for structural heart disorders including minimally invasive procedures
for defect closures, catheter-based techniques for aortic or mitral valve
repair, and open-heart surgery.
Why choose Valley Health?
- Atrial septal defect (ASD), ventricular septal defect (VSD) and patent
foramen ovale (PFO) closure – percutaneous and surgical (minimally invasive)
- Para-valvular leak closure – closing defects around artificial valves
using catheter-based and minimally invasive approaches
- Stroke reduction in atrial fibrillation – occluding the left atrial
appendage (instead of risky long-term blood thinners) to reduce the risk of stroke