Structural heart disease is a defect or abnormality present in the heart valves or chambers that were either present at birth (congenital) or acquired later in life. Atlantic Health System Heart Care offers innovative treatments for structural heart disease, including minimally invasive and robotic procedures which minimize scarring, reduce recovery time and improve outcomes.
We offer treatment options for the following conditions:
Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center performs the highest number of valve procedures in New Jersey. Our comprehensive approach to care incorporates the latest groundbreaking procedures such as minimally invasive transcatheter valve implants for patients with severe aortic stenosis and MitraClip surgery for patients with mitral valve leakage.
Our state-of-the-art facility features two specially-designed hybrid operating suites that can be used for both complex catheter procedures and conventional open-heart and vascular surgical procedures. Minimally invasive procedures enable patients to undergo advanced cardiovascular repairs with as little as one overnight stay; occasionally patients may even be ready to leave the hospital the same day.
We have pioneered advanced techniques, such as minimally invasive procedures for atrial septal heart defects and we use a wide range of innovative devices to replace failing heart valves, which can offer patients the best option for success.