The Structural Heart Disease Center at Baylor Medicine offers a multidimensional team approach to evaluating, diagnosing and treating patients with advanced and complex structural heart disease. The center specializes in interventional and minimally invasive treatments that provide an alternative for many patients.
The center specializes in interventional and minimally invasive treatments that provide an alternative for many patients along with the benefits of less pain, less expense, little scarring and a quicker recovery than conventional surgery.
But the strength of this center is its cadre of specialists, represented by cardiology, interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery, cardiovascular imaging, and cardiac anesthesia, all working together to improve the lives and hearts of each patient they serve. Finding the right approach to treating structural heart disease may include a range of medication and/or surgical or nonsurgical options.
In addition to a comprehensive treatment plan, Dr. Guilherme V. Silva, center director, helps patients deal with the effects of their disease by providing an assortment of online videos, news releases, and educational material to patients and their families can learn more about heart disease and groundbreaking cardiovascular research.
Signature procedures of the center include:
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- Closure for percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO)
- Closure for percutaneous atrial septal defect (ASD)
- Percutaneous closure of paraprosthetic valvular leaks repairs
- Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure
- Percutaneous ventricular repair
- Transcatheter mitral valve repair
- Transcatheter mitral valve replacement
Structural Heart Disease Clinic Team
Our doctors are experts in structural heart disease, including cardiology, imaging, surgery, transplantation and circulatory support.
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