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Balloon Valvuloplasty

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Jefferson cardiothoracic surgeons are experienced in treating patients with heart valve disease that have a narrowed or stiffened valve. Our interventional cardiologists have specialized expertise in using the minimally invasive balloon valvuloplasty procedure to open a narrowed valve by inserting a balloon via a catheter. If repair of the valve is not possible, our heart surgeons can replace the valve altogether with an artificial device.

Why Choose Jefferson for Heart Valve Disease Treatment in Philadelphia?

Jefferson cardiologists are leading researchers in heart failure, ventricular remodeling, cardiopulmonary exercise, familial genetic markers for cardiomyopathy and immunosuppression therapies. Innovative investigational approaches for detecting, understanding, treating and preventing heart failure are studied here. These trials, including drugs and monitoring devices that are not commonly available, and pharmacokinetic and genetic screening studies, offer innovative options to treat heart failure.