Diagnosis & Treatment of Heart Valve Disease

At NYU Langone’s Heart Valve Center, you receive personalized care based on your individual needs. Our team is made up of doctors who specialize in different areas of cardiology and cardiac surgery, ensuring that you receive a comprehensive workup on your first visit to reduce the need for repeat trips.

Cardiac Surgeon in the Operating Room

Your First Appointment

Most of the time, we can ensure that all necessary tests are completed by the day of your initial visit. Our primary team of heart valve physicians reviews your records, and at your appointment, we discuss your treatment options.

“I went in for the TAVR procedure, and I went home the next day. A week later, I had no restrictions on my activity.”

–Thomas, 73

We understand that deciding between the variety of treatment options for heart valve disease may feel overwhelming for patients and their families. To help you make the best choice for you, we determine the treatment or treatments that are best suited to your diagnosis and meet with you and your family to help you make an informed decision.

During your visit, you may also meet with other specialists based on your individual needs, such as geriatric cardiologists, physical therapists, nutritionists, or research specialists.

Diagnostic Testing for Heart Valve Disease

We offer multiple tests at the Heart Valve Center to diagnose aortic valve disease and mitral valve disease. These include the following:

  • echocardiogram, in which an ultrasound is used to show how your heart valves are working.
  • CT scan, which uses X-ray imaging to view your heart and blood vessels
  • angiogram, a minor procedure which shows the blood vessels in the heart itself

Our echocardiograms are performed at NYU Langone’s Noninvasive Cardiology Laboratory and read by Dr. Muhamed Saric, a world-renowned expert in this field.

Treatments for Aortic Valve Disease

Aortic valve disease includes aortic valve stenosis and aortic valve regurgitation. 

We offer many treatment options for aortic valve disease, including watchful waiting, surgery, and transcatheter procedures such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and aortic balloon valvuloplasty.

Treatments for Mitral Valve Disease

Mitral valve disease includes mitral valve regurgitation and mitral valve stenosis. 

We offer many treatment options for mitral valve disease, including transcatheter procedures such as mitral valve replacement, percutaneous mitral valve repair with MitraClip® and mitral balloon valvuloplasty, and minimally invasive and robotic mitral valve repair.