VALVE DISEASES

The four heart valves keep blood circulating in the correct direction. Valve problems can either be congenital or acquired diseases which are more common, such as calcification in older age, inflammation, or circulatory disorders.

Valve dysfunction can result from either restricted opening motion (valvular stenosis) or insufficient valve closure (valvular insufficiency), or from a combination of the two. This disrupts a healthy blood flow, putting additional strain on the heart muscle. If the heart valve function is slightly restricted, it is usually not visible in daily life. However, as the valve disease progresses, the heart muscle can no longer maintain adequate blood flow, resulting in heart failure.

This can result in exercise-induced shortness of breath, coughing, dizziness, fainting, increased water retention in the legs, or chest pain. Cardiac arrhythmias can also occur as a result of cardiac valve dysfunction. The priority at our center is to repair these valves, whenever possible (cases of valve failure).


Our clinic performed the first endoscopic mitral and tricuspid valve repairs, as well as the first aortic valve repair surgeries using the David and Yacoub methods.

In cases of valvular diseases where valve replacement is needed, valves of excellent quality and latest technology are used (for example Perimount Magna Ease, Resilia Inspiris).

Surgeries

Indicative list

  • Replacement/Repair of valves

    • Aortic Valve

    • Mitral Valve

    • Pulmonary Valve

    • Tricuspid Valve

  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

All pediatric and adult cardiac surgeries performed at the "Cardiac Innovation Center" are covered by the GESY framework.