Structural heart disease refers to heart diseases that are part of the body’s natural wear and tear or a congenital disease. Heart valve disease and holes within the chambers of the heart are the most common examples of structural heart disease.
Structural heart disease is a very specialized field within cardiovascular medicine. Advancements in technology and expertise now allow us to perform surgeries that were previously impossible or extremely difficult to being something we do daily now. Some patients who were previously high-risk open-heart surgeries have been replaced by non-surgical minimally invasive procedures with lower risks and a faster recovery.
Structural heart disease procedures require a team effort of highly skilled providers and clinical teams and this is where Houston Heart is able to excel in our ability to provide the highest level of care to our patients.
Some of our conditions and treatments for structural heart disease are: