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Heart Valve Disease

Kettering Health Network is dedicated to the latest advancements in heart care procedures. Because of this dedication, The Structural Heart Clinic at Kettering Medical provides new hope to patients. Our specialized heart care team is devoted to treating heart valve disease.

The heart has four valves that open and close as blood flows through the various chambers. They are the Tricuspid, Pulmonary, Mitral, and Aortic valves. Sometimes these valves can become narrowed (stenosis) or lose the ability to completely close (regurgitation). These two conditions cause the heart to beat harder which can lead to long term complications such as weakened heart muscle. Heart valve disease is commonly treated with medications. However, if medications fail to control the symptoms the faulty valve may need to be repaired or replaced.

Heart Valve disease can be caused by:

  • Defects from birth (congenital heart disease)
  • History of rheumatic fever
  • Heart Attack
  • Infection
  • Advanced Age

Image showing the different valves of the heart

The Structural Heart Clinic at Kettering Medical Center

Our heart clinic team is committed to providing personalized and compassionate care for each patient with heart valve disease. We use a patient-centered collaborative approach, helping each patient navigate throughout the plan of care from start to finish. Our clinic is made up of an interdisciplinary team including Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiac Imaging. We are proud to provide the best possible outcomes for patients in the Dayton area by offering a broad range of treatment options including minimally invasive catheter-based therapies such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and MitraClip.

From initial consultation, evaluation, treatment, and follow up, our team works closely with patients, families, and referring physicians to develop and implement the plan of care that is most appropriate for each patient.

For more information, please call (937) 395-6023.