Our medical team at the Valve and Structural Heart Center located at Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute has the experience and innovative equipment required to treat complex conditions stemming from structural and valvular heart disease.
The heart has four valves that help control blood flow through the body - the mitral, tricuspid, aortic, and pulmonic. Valves help blood to flow in the correct direction and prevent backward flow of blood.
The mitral valve and tricuspid valve are located between the upper and lower chambers of the heart, also know as the atria and the ventricle. The aortic valve and pulmonic valve are located between the lower chambers and the major blood vessels leaving the heart.
In heart valve disease, on or more of the valves in your heart doesn’t work properly. This can result in a variety of heart valve conditions.
Heart Valve Conditions We Treat
- Aortic stenosis
- Aortic regurgitation
- Mitral stenosis
- Mitral regurgitation
- Tricuspid regurgitation
- Prosthetic valve dysfunction (stenosis, regurgitation)
- Patent foramen ovale
- Atrial septal defect
- Ventricular septal defect
- Paravalvular leak
Some people with heart valve disease might not experience symptoms for many years. Signs and symptoms of heart valve disease may include:
- Abnormal sound (heart murmur) when a doctor is listening to the heart beating with a stethoscope
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Swelling of your legs
- Swelling of your abdomen
- Irregular pulse
At the Forefront of Heart Care
Our highly skilled group of physicians will introduce you to novel therapies for your heart valve disease and give you access to the most advanced, state-of-the-art therapies within clinical trials only offered in the most experienced centers worldwide.