Patient Safety at Ohio State

During this time of public health concern, the Heart and Vascular Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center remains open for appointments, including telehealth or video visits. For all in-person visits, you can feel secure in the knowledge that our locations are safe. We've taken significant measures to minimize the risk of the spread of COVID-19 and worked tirelessly to ensure that our patients are protected. 

To schedule an appointment, call 614-293-ROSS. Visit our COVID-19 page to get the latest information about how Ohio State is handling the outbreak.

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911. Don’t wait and don’t risk driving yourself to the hospital. 

How Ohio State Treats Heart Valve Disease

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.

Heart Valve Replacement

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

Lear more about minimally invasive Mitral Valve Replacement

Heart Valve Surgery

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

Valve Repair

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

Learn more about Balloon Valvuloplasty

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