The cardiac valve surgery program at BWH's state-of-the art Shapiro Cardiovascular Center is one of the largest in the United States, treating more than 800 patients per year. The Brigham Cardiac Valve Center is a multidisciplinary group of cardiologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists, and surgeons proficient in diagnosing and treating all cardiac valve syndromes and disorders, including mitral valve prolapse and aortic valve regurgitation. This involves sophisticated cardiac valve symptoms recognition, diagnostic techniques such as three-dimensional echocardiography, MRI and cardiac catheterization.
Cardiac surgeons perform all types of aortic valve surgery, tricuspid and mitral valve surgery, including the Ross pulmonary autograft switch operation in the young adult, repair of bicuspid and tricuspid aortic valves, homograft valve replacement for endocarditis, and elective aortic valve replacement in all stented and un-stented tissue and mechanical valve prostheses. BWH is a world leader in mitral valve repair for ischemic, rheumatic and myxomatous conditions of the mitral valve. Integrated intraoperative and postoperative echocardiography is used to monitor early and late valve function, and determine the physiology and function of implanted or repaired valves.
Watch this surgical video (3:48) of a minimally invasive surgical treatment for a patient with aortic valve stenosis.
For more information, please call the Brigham Cardiac Valve Center at 617-732-7678.
Mitral Valve Repair/Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
Our team has performed over 4,000 mitral valve repairs since 1971. In 1996, we launched our minimally invasive mitral valve repair surgery program and have performed nearly 1,000 since that time. In total, we've performed over 2,600 minimally invasive valve surgeries.
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