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For expert diagnosis and treatment of heart valve disease, turn to the experienced doctors at The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT.
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Heart valve disease is a condition where the valves in your heart are not opening and shutting properly. The heart valves regulate blood flow by opening to let blood through and shutting to keep blood from flowing backward. At the UVM Medical Center, our cardiologists have decades of experience diagnosing and treating heart valve disease with the most advanced technology available.
The UVM Medical Center has some of the most experienced cardiologists in the region. Our team of doctors are trained using the most sophisticated technology available for diagnosing and treating valvular heart disease. Our doctors have decades of experience treating the different types of valvular heart disease:
When you are a patient at the UVM Medical Center, you can feel confident knowing you have placed your care in experienced and skilled hands.
The diagnosis process begins with your doctor asking you about your symptoms, your medical history and your family history. We will also perform a thorough physical exam. Your doctor will listen to your heart to see if a murmur is present, which may indicate that the blood is flowing through an obstructed or leaky valve. Your doctor may order one or more of the following tests to confirm a diagnosis:
There are a number of options when it comes to treatments for heart valve disease. Your specific course of treatment depends on the type and severity of the disease. At the UVM Medical Center, we offer the following treatments:
The UVM Medical Center is one of a select group of hospitals that participate in clinical trials to evaluate revolutionary treatments. There is a clinical trial in progress used to treat severe aortic stenosis. Read more about this new surgery treatment called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), also known as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI).