Carilion Clinic's Structural Heart and Valve Center provides specialized treatment, including evaluation, diagnosis and medical management, for patients with heart valve disease. We take a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, with every patient benefiting from the collaborative expertise of a team of experts, including general cardiologists, structural interventional cardiologists, and heart surgeons with a special interest in structural and valvular heart disease. The team meets weekly to discuss each case and identify the best treatment strategy for every patient.

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Our hearts are machines that can develop "mechanical problems” in the valves that keep our blood flowing. Click to learn more on this study.
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Carilion Clinic's TAVR Program has exceeded over 1,000 procedures and counting. Our experience is the difference.
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Carilion Clinic is the first program in the state to perform TAVR surgery
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We're the first & only hospital in western Virginia able to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis with an effective, potentially life-saving new therapy, TAVR. This is a ground-breaking treatment for patients with aortic valves that do not open properly.
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The one-time WATCHMAN procedure takes less than an hour under general anesthesia to seal the left atrial appendage (LAA) and prevent clots from escaping.
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When you need skilled, complex heart and vascular care, you deserve the award-winning expertise offered at Carilion Clinic’s Cardiovascular Institute (CVI).

As our region’s leader in heart and vascular health, CVI sets the standard for care. The award-winning team combines continuous research and the latest technological advances with patient-centered care to ensure your best possible outcome. Our patients experience better surgical outcomes, fewer complications and faster recovery times. Every member of our team is dedicated to world-class care, continuous innovation… and your heart.

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We provide a comprehensive, ACGME-accredited, 3-year training program in general cardiology.
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We are proud to have nationally and internationally recognized faculty committed to educating the next generation of students at VTCSOM.
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Our research spans the spectrum from large, multicenter randomized clinical trials to smaller studies, conducted by our cardiologists.
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