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Structural Heart Disease

Like any structure or machine, the heart requires maintenance. It’s why doctors push diet and exercise as any automotive shop recommends oil change and tire rotation.

Like any structure or machine, the heart requires maintenance. It’s why doctors push diet and exercise as any automotive shop recommends oil change and tire rotation. The fix may be a fluid change or a pipe opened (stent), a work around (bypass) or an electrical problem (ablation). When that doesn’t work, it may require changing how it was built (structure).

Managing Chronic Heart Diseases by Altering the Structure

Conditions such as atrial fibrillation (AFib), heart defects and heart failure are all considered chronic issues of the heart that might best be served by addressing the structure of the heart.

Innovative structural approaches at Prairie are improving the lives of people who may be living with a “beater.” From open heart valve repair/replacement, minimally invasive valve repair to implantable structural devices, a structural solution could help you live better. If you are struggling to manage a chronic heart issue, talk to a Prairie doctor today.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Prairie Valve Clinic provides patients with access to a team of heart specialists. This care team model ensures that each patient receives an individualized plan to help treat their unique condition.   

Because every heart is unique, recovery can be variable depending upon the type of treatment a patient receives.  

One of our Valve Clinic Coordinators will speak with you before your visit to ensure that you understand what you can expect from a visit to the Valve Clinic.