Treating degenerative mitral valve disease and functional mitral valve conditions
The Mitral Valve Disease Program in Fort Worth, part of the Valve Disorders Center, treats heart patients with mitral valve disease, including mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation and mitral valve prolapse. Interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons on the medical staff treat both degenerative mitral valve disease and functional mitral valve conditions.
Mitral valve disease intervention at the earliest stage of the heart condition is important. Early diagnosis can lead to an improved lifestyle, potentially lead to decreased dependence on blood thinners and could preserve heart function. Early intervention for mitral valve disease could also reduce the risk of stroke for the heart patient.
Mitral valve diseases and conditions treated
The Interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons in our Fort Worth Valve Disorders Center provide care to patients with the following heart conditions:
- Congenital anomalies
- Rheumatic disease
- Mitral annular calcification
- Carcinoid heart disease
Valve disorders diagnostic testing
The Valve Disorders Center – Fort Worth team uses recommended guidelines and staging in accordance with the American College of Cardiology and in conjunction with the American Society for Echocardiography.
Advanced diagnostic testing and imaging services for patients with mitral valve heart conditions allow physicians to develop a personalized diagnostic and treatment plan. These services may include cardiac 3D computed tomography (CT), cardiac 3D imaging, cardiac echo, cardiac MRI, heart catheterization, pulmonary function testing (PFT), and vascular ultrasound.
The Mitral Valve Disease Program at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, in collaboration with the clinical team of Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Fort Worth, offer different treatment options.
Mitral valve treatment options may include:
- Medical management
- Percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty
- Percutaneous mitral balloon commissurotomy
- Transcatheter procedures
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Surgical repair or replacement
- Surgical mitral commissurotomy