At Pima Heart & Vascular, we have a robust structural heart program for people with advanced or complex heart disease who cannot undergo traditional open-heart surgery. These procedures include transcatheter aortic valve replacement, MitraClip, WATCHMAN, and more. Our providers are also actively engaged in many landmarks and pivotal clinical trials and have access to many of the latest investigational devices.
Our collaborative team of interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the valves and other important structures of the heart.
Structural heart conditions are common. While many are mild and require regular follow up, more severe conditions may require an evaluation by a structural heart expert.
Our treatment programs include:
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR):
Replacement of an aortic valve using non-surgical, minimally invasive techniques
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR):
Replacement of a mitral valve within a degenerated surgical mitral valve
Atrial Septal Defect Closure & Patent Foramen
Repair of a hole in the septum, the wall
separating the upper heart chambers
Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion (WATCHMAN): Placement of implant to block blood clots from escaping the left
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVr)/Mitraclip: Minimally invasive procedure to repair a leaky mitral valve using a small clip
Peri-valvular leak closure: Placement of a small plug to close a leak related to a surgical valve
Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty: Insertion of a small balloon to expand the opening of the aortic valve
Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty: Insertion of a small balloon to expand the opening of the mitral valve
High risk percutaneous coronary intervention
with hemodynamic support
Alcohol Septal Ablation: Non-surgical procedure using a balloon and catheter to insert alcohol to shrink thickened heart muscle
Trans-caval and Trans-axillary
vascular access: These are alternative strategies to insert heart valves in people with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Our doctors were the first to perform the transcaval procedure in the tristate area.