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.

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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