About Structural Heart Disease

Structural heart disease a set of conditions in which there is an abnormality in any of the structures of the heart. This includes congenital heart defects and abnormalities of the valves and walls of the vessels. Cardiologists in Long Island are experienced in managing conditions that fall under the umbrella of structural heart disease including but not limited to:

  • Aortic stenosis
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD)
  • Complex congenital heart disease
  • Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO)
  • Paravalvular leaks
  • Pericardial disease
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Ventricular septal defect
Structural Heart Disease

Individuals with structural heart disease commonly experience shortness of breath, dizziness, chest tightness and heart palpitations. If you feel you are suffering from any of these symptoms, it is important that you visit a Long Island cardiology clinic today.

Vascular doctors in Long Island offer a range of treatments to manage structural heart disease. The treatment that is most suitable to your condition is selected after a thorough examination that may involve both invasive and non-invasive tests. Some of the common treatment procedures for structural heart disease include:

  • Transcatheter Heart Valve Replacement (TAVR) – TAVR is used to replace the aortic valve used in high risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. It is a less invasive procedure than open heart surgery but achieves the same effect.
  • Balloon valvuloplasty: Patients who are ineligible for TAVR due to their health status may undergo a balloon valvuloplasty to improve their symptoms of congestive heart failure. In a balloon valvuloplasty, a small catheter is inserted into the body through the groin area up to the damaged valve. The catheter is inflated to stretch the valve and allow more blood to flow through it. In some patients this procedure may have to be repeated.
  • Left atrial appendage closure
  • PFO closure
  • Percutaneous ventricular restoration therapy (PVRT)
  • Valve Repair
  • Valve replacement

Frequently Asked Questions – Structural Heart Disease West Babylon

There are various types of structural heart diseases that one might be suffering from, as well as a varying degree of serious depending on each individual case. Conditions that are considered structural heart diseases range from aortic stenosis, to valvular heart disease, to a ventricular septal defect. If you have been experiencing symptoms of any type of structural heart disease, it is important to seek medical attention from an expert cardiologist. Schedule your appointment today at our office in West Babylon. Our doctors can provide a full cardiac evaluation to determine if you are suffering from a structural heart disease.
We provide many different types of cardiac disease tests at our facility from EKGs to Echocardiograms, and Nuclear Stress Tests. We have the experience needed to determine which tests are right for you, and will help you to get a better understanding of how to take care of your heart.
Yes, depending on what type of structural heart disease you are suffering from there are different treatment options that include medication, lifestyle changes, and in more severe cases surgeries.
Structural heart diseases can be caused by a number of factors. The heart is a complex muscle, and diseases that cause damage to the structure can impede its healthy functioning. To get the best understanding of what is causing your symptoms, schedule an appointment with one of our doctors today. Our cardiologists have immense experience dealing with structural heart diseases.
Our facility is state of the art and we have the experience that you can count on when it comes to your cardiovascular health. The cardiologists at Rybstein Medical are among the top physicians on Long Island when it comes to accurate cardiac testing and preventative cardiology.