TAVR Procedures done in 2023


MitraClip procedures performed in 2023


PFO/ASD Closures performed in 2023


structural heart consults done in 2023

Structural Heart Disease is an important discipline that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart valves and other structures of the heart. Through the use of cutting-edge technology, we are able to perform catheter-based procedures to treat conditions that previously required open heart surgery. This allows for faster recovery and additional options for patients deemed too high risk for surgery. Virginia Heart has been at the forefront in offering structural heart evaluations and therapies. We take pride in our personalized approach, and ensure we take the time needed to provide thorough, detailed evaluations with individualized plans of care.

Experts in the Field

Virginia Heart has been at the forefront in offering structural heart evaluations and therapies to our patients. The total procedural volume for TAVR and Mitraclip has increased as a result of increased disease identification, expanded indications, and improved procedural techniques allowing us to offer the procedures in patients who were previously excluded.

Minimally Invasive

With continued research, it is likely that a significant majority of heart valve disease will be treated with a minimally invasive, catheter-based approach. This will allow for shorter hospital stays and rapid recovery.

Cardiac Imaging

Advanced cardiovascular imaging is critical to providing the best possible care for our patients. Noninvasive imaging allows cardiologists to better diagnose and inform treatment for a patient's care. At Virginia Heart, we are proud to offer the latest most cutting-edge imaging options for patients within our offices.

Team approach

We value multidisciplinary evaluations to fully explore all treatment options and provide the best course of care. Virginia Heart is comprised of a team of cardiologists with various areas of expertise including interventional cardiology, heart failure, adult congenital heart disease, and cardiac imaging.

Common Questions & Answers

  • Is TAVR commonly performed for aortic valve disease? 

    Yes, over the past several years, TAVR has become the preferred therapy for aortic valve replacement. It is a paradigm shift from when open heart surgery was the only approach. 

  • How long do you stay in the hospital after a procedure? 

    This is dependent on the type of interventional procedure a patient has. A patient is typically in the hospital for 1 to 2 days depending on the procedure.