Our team of cardiovascular surgeons and cardiologists provides comprehensive medical and surgical treatment options for heart valve disease. We offer a full spectrum of services including imaging, repair and replacement.
Our experienced physicians have focused their careers on the diagnosis and treatment of heart valve disease and can offer patients with complex heart conditions new hope that is not available at most hospitals.
At Franciscan Health, all of your heart valve needs – from diagnosis to treatment and recovery – are met in one location, giving patients access to superior multidisciplinary, patient-specific treatment for valve disease. Our heart valve specialists partner with primary care physicians, referring cardiologists and surgeons in a model based on communication, collaborative management and long-term follow-up. Our collaborative medical team provides you optimal care, including:
Franciscan Health established the first dedicated multidisciplinary center for evaluation and treatment of heart valve disease in Indiana. At Franciscan Health, physicians and staff use state-of-the-art procedures to determine the type and severity of heart valve disease and plan treatment. The decision to prescribe medical treatment or proceed with surgical repair or replacement is based on the patient’s type of heart valve disease, the severity of damage, the age, and medical history.
The surgeons at Franciscan Health advocate valve repair over valve replacements whenever possible. Valve repair surgery preserves the patient's own heart valve so blood-thinning medications are not required.