Comprehensive cardiovascular care
Valvular disease occurs when at least one of the four major heart valves fail to open properly (stenosis) and/or close properly, allowing for blood to flow backwards in the heart (regurgitation). This may lead to the inability of the heart to pump blood adequately and, ultimately, can lead to heart failure. When a patient’s heart valve is seriously deformed or degenerated, it may be repaired or replaced by a mechanical or tissue valve. Loyola’s team of experts treat diseases related to all four valves, including the aortic, mitral, pulmonary, and tricuspid valves.
Our expert multidisciplinary valve team includes interventional cardiologists, cardiac and peripheral vascular surgeons, and other specialists who work together to provide comprehensive and coordinated examination, diagnosis, and treatment of valvular disorders for both adult and pediatric patients. We provide medical management and surgical treatment of valvular disease, including percutaneous valve repair options that are minimally invasive.
The Loyola difference
U.S. News & World Report ranked Loyola 29th in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery in 2014-2015. Loyola has the only cardiology program in Chicago to be nationally ranked for 12 years in a row.
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