Your heart has four different valves—two on the right and two on the left. These valves open to let blood pass and then close to keep blood from flowing in the wrong direction. When something is wrong with one of these valves, you are said to have heart valve disease. Some people with heart valve disease are born with it, while others develop heart valve disease later in life. Heart valves can malfunction in two ways:
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Treating heart valve disease is complicated. It takes a complete understanding of the condition—and all the treatment options—to make the right decisions about each patient’s care. That’s why at UR Medicine, we have a center uniquely dedicated to valve disease and its treatments.
The UR Medicine Advanced Heart Valve Center is completely focused on treating heart valve problems. Here, we offer diagnosis and the latest treatment options for patients who have valve disease.
The UR Medicine Cardiac Care Valve Center offers the full range of treatments that are available for heart valve disease, including medication and surgical techniques.
If you have symptoms or have been diagnosed with heart valve disease, call UR Medicine Cardiac Care at (585) 276-6339.