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Heart & Vascular Institute

Aortic Valve Disease Program

At Temple, patients find some of the latest in minimally invasive and hybrid surgical techniques for treating aortic valve disease. Our physicians are dedicated to pioneering treatments and comprehensive care that gets patients back to enjoying their lives.

A Specialized Approach to Treating Aortic Valve Disease

Aortic valve disease, a malfunction or obstruction of the valve that regulates blood flow between the heart and the aorta, can lead to heart failure, infection and even death if left untreated. Whether through catheter-based aortic valve repair procedures or simply helping patients reduce the risk of infection, our multidisciplinary team can manage even the most complex valve disease.

Our team is committed to working with primary providers and helping patients and their caregivers understand their options. In addition, patients receive educational support so they can participate fully in their care.

Our dedicated specialists include:

  • Cardiovascular Surgeons
  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • General Cardiologists
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Specialists
  • Cardiac Anesthesiologists

Advancing Minimally Invasive Care

Authorities on many of the newest treatment methods, we are constantly finding ways to improve them: at Temple, between 85 and 90 percent of all aortic procedures are done with minimally invasive techniques, meaning often a shorter hospital stay and less recovery time for the patient.

Learn More About Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Brian O’Neill, MD, Director of the TAVR program at the Temple Heart & Vascular Institute, explains the transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure and discusses the strengths and experience of the TAVR team at Temple.