Expert specialist care for patients with cardiac valve disease
The Heart Valve Clinic at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita provides the expertise of a team of specialists who care for patients with cardiac valve disease. The team, which includes structural cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, works with a patient’s primary care physician to determine the best course of care for each patient.
The clinic is the first of its kind in south-central Kansas. It is equipped to work with patients who have cardiac valve disease, especially those with complicating conditions such as advanced age, co-morbidities or prior history.
The multispecialty team offers evaluation and treatment for conditions including:
- Aortic stenosis
- Mitral stenosis
- Mitral regurgitation
- Pulmonary stenosis
- Complex coronary artery disease
Treatment options include:
- Traditional surgery
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Hybrid procedure (minimally invasive valve surgery with simultaneous percutaneous intervention)
- Balloon valvuloplasty
- Percutaneous valve repair
To support research and advances in the treatment of valve disease, the Valve Clinic maintains a large clinical database of complex valve disorders.