Chest Pain, shortness of breath or unusually weak?”

These are potential signs and symptoms of a blocked artery and/or heart valve disease, which prevent normal blood flow to and from your heart. Related health conditions to be aware of include:

Aortic Stenosis

A narrowing of the aortic valve which decreases blood flow to the body from the heart.

Aortic Valve Regurgitation

A condition where the aortic valve does not close properly causing leaking and the heart to work harder.

Coronary Artery Disease

A buildup of plaque that clogs a heart artery and decreases blood flow to the heart.

Mitral Valve Regurgitation

A condition where the mitral valve does not close properly causing leaking and the heart to work harder.

Mitral Valve Stenosis

A narrowing of the mitral valve opening that restricts blood flow through the heart and may leak into the lungs.

Get Fast Healing & Expert Heart Care

Adventist HealthCare is a trusted name in heart care with nearly 60 years of experience and innovation. Our surgeons who helped pioneer very specialized heart treatments, today, provide patients with advanced, minimally invasive techniques not offered at most hospitals.

Our heart experts know that getting help early is critical. If left untreated, the above conditions can lead to:

  • Abnormal heartbeat
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Heart failure
  • Heart attack

Why Have Minimally Invasive Heart Care?

Minimally invasive heart care gives you an option other than traditional open-heart surgery to treat these conditions with a faster, easier recovery. These techniques:

  • Speed your recovery
  • Reduce scarring
  • Minimize pain
  • Decrease blood loss

What Are My Minimally Invasive Options?

Minimally invasive heart care includes a range of heart surgery options and catheter procedures. Depending upon your condition, you may qualify for procedures like:

Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement Surgery

If you are a candidate for the minimally invasive approach, your surgeon will make a small incision in your chest to repair or replace the damaged mitral valve, instead of doing traditional open-heart surgery.

Aortic Valve Repair/Replacement Surgery

If you are a candidate for the minimally invasive approach, your surgeon will make a small incision in your chest to repair or replace the damaged aortic valve, instead of doing traditional open-heart surgery.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

If you are a candidate for TAVR, the doctor will make a tiny incision in your groin and slide a tiny tube called a catheter up to your heart to replace the damaged aortic valve with a new one.

Heart Catheterization

If you are a candidate for this procedure, the doctor will make a tiny incision in your groin or wrist and slide a tiny tube up to your heart to open up a clogged artery.

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Meet Our Heart Patients

 
Harry Gordon, Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery Patient

Harry Gordon, Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery Patient“What impressed me was the quality of care from the time you walk in the front door, to the time that you’re recovering from surgery and leaving.”

 

Jerry Creedon, TAVR Patient

Jerry Creedon, TAVR Patient“It’s a much less invasive surgery and it’s so much easier to recover from … I had no physical pain or anything. It was a piece of cake.”

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