Heart Valve Treatment

Heart Valve Treatment at UVA

Our heart surgeons can offer you solutions that aren't available at most hospitals. We have expertise in:

  • Complex valve repair and replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Surgeries for high-risk patients who've been turned away by other hospitals
  • Re-do open heart surgery

Cardiac valve treatment options include:

Diagnosing Your Heart Valve Condition

Tests to Expect

You may undergo noninvasive, non-painful tests, including:

  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
  • Pulmonary function test (PFT)
  • Cat scan (CT) of the chest, abdomen and pelvis

You may also need more invasive and possibly uncomfortable tests, such as:

  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Cardiac catheterization 

You should clear your schedule for the entire day while receiving tests. Depending on your diagnosis, tests may take several days or weeks. Occasionally, you may need to spend the night.

Determining Treatment

We will discuss your treatment options and work with you to determine a treatment plan during one of your visits.

Make An Appointment

Call us at 434.243.1146

or email valve@virginia.edu.

Join A Clinical Trial

Clinical trials are research studies to find better ways to treat heart and vascular disease. Get access to the latest advanced treatments. 

Find out if you qualify for a heart valve clinical trial.