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An Ohio State cardiologist explains how to lower your cholesterol and improve your heart health.
As a leading regional academic medical center, Ohio State offers a wide spectrum of options to treat heart valve and structural heart disease. Ohio State has been a leader involved in the development and research around many of today’s approved treatment options. Our patients also have access to current research studies and clinical trials testing new treatments.
We have assembled a team of experts including interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, dedicated nursing staff and other specialists, to ensure you receive the most comprehensive care available.
Our team can evaluate your condition and provide treatment options for you – whether this is your initial consultation or you are looking for a second opinion. Our advanced treatment options are giving new hope to patients who previously were not considered candidates for treatment due to advanced age or condition. Our patients are cared for in the world-class Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital.
New minimally invasive treatment options are offered to replace aortic valves and mitral valves. These procedures offer the advantages of being less invasive than traditional surgery, which leads to less trauma for the patient and faster recovery.
Learn more about minimally invasive Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
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Our heart and vascular surgery team strives to use less invasive procedures whenever possible, but some conditions can only be treated with open heart surgery. Open heart surgery is a safe and effective treatment for heart valve disorders. If you have certain problems involving the heart muscle, arteries, valves and other structures, open heart surgery may be recommended.
Learn more about Open Heart Surgery
In some patients, the diseased heart valve can be repaired. The surgery may be open heart or minimally invasive surgery depending on your age, health condition and other factors.
Surgical aortic valve repair or replacement can be done as a minimally invasive procedure through a small chest incision or through a traditional open heart procedure. Most patients with no other heart problems can have minimally invasive aortic valve surgery.
Surgical mitral valve repair or replacement for a leaky mitral valve (regurgitant/insufficient) can be done as a minimally invasive procedure through a small chest incision or through a traditional chest incision. Most patients with no other heart problems can have minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. The majority of patients with leaky mitral valve (regurgitant/insufficient) disease benefit from mitral valve repair. Our surgeons are experts in mitral valve repair techniques. Patients with narrowed mitral valve (stenosis) may benefit from mitral balloon valvuloplasty or from surgical mitral valve replacement.
Learn more about Mitral Valve Repair
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