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TriStar Centennial Medical Center Heart & Vascular Center’s High Risk Valve Clinic in Nashville, Tenn., offers a multi-disciplinary team approach to caring for and treating high-risk heart patients with heart disease.

The High Risk Valve Clinic consists of a structural heart specialist, two interventional cardiologists, a heart failure specialist, a cardiovascular imaging specialist, and two cardiovascular surgeons. They consult together, pooling vast experience and knowledge to develop personalized patient treatment plans.

Our team offers non-operative candidates with critical aortic stenosis several treatment options, including medical therapy, balloon valvuloplasty, and the new transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Heart valve problems that benefit from surgery include congenital valve disorders, leaky valves that don't close properly (regurgitation), infected valves, and narrowed valves that don't open correctly (stenosis).

Heart Valve Procedures:

  • Mitral valve repair and aortic valve repair
  • Stentless valves
  • Ross procedure
  • Minimally invasive valve surgery
  • Robotic valve procedures
  • Mitral chordal repair
  • Repair of congenital valve disorders
  • Mechanical heart valve replacement
  • Biological heart valve replacement
  • Tissue heart valve replacement

Our cardiac surgeons regularly take on challenging cases, such as those that involve the repair or replacement of multiple valves or operations to correct unsuccessful valve surgeries. Many of our patients are considered high-risk, including people who have had several prior heart surgeries, those with pre-existing medical conditions, elderly and overweight individuals, and people who have been turned down for heart surgery at other hospitals.

While we routinely care for high-risk patients, our team welcomes any patient with a heart valve problem that can benefit from surgery.