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