Structural heart program delivers cardiac care
Structural heart and valve care in Nashville
Your heart has four valves that pump blood throughout your body. When a valve, chamber or the wall of the heart is damaged, it's called structural heart disease. Symptoms may include chest pains, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat or fatigue.
Some adults are born with a heart defect that worsens with age. Heart damage can be caused by infections, radiation therapy and inflammatory conditions like lupus or rheumatic fever. Our cardiologists monitor risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol and blood pressure to help prevent heart valve damage.
At Ascension Saint Thomas Heart, we offer a range of diagnostic tests, including imaging to pinpoint leaky valves and cardiac ultrasound (echo) to check how well your heart functions. Our doctors and care team work together to create a personalized treatment plan that’s right for you.
Specialists repair damaged and leaky heart valves
Heart and valve problems can cause heart attack or progressive heart failure. That’s why our team is ready to deliver emergency care when you need it most. We offer advanced treatment options for adults that are considered high risk.
Offering minimally invasive heart valve replacement
Using tiny incisions, our heart surgeons specialize in minimally invasive valve replacement and repair. Transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR), MitralClip(™) and Watchman procedures may help shorten your recovery time and help lower the risk of infection.
Support services for your heart care needs
Our care team is here to support you before, during and after your surgery. We monitor your physical and emotional health and provide cardiac rehab and medication management.
At Ascension Saint Thomas Heart we know every person is different. That’s why we listen to you to better understand your health needs. We work with you to provide compassionate heart care, close to home.
Click here to learn how the Saint Thomas Valve & Structural Heart Disease program improved one patient's quality of life.