Heart and Vascular
Heart and Vascular
Structural Heart Disease Program at OhioHealth
Pioneers In the Use of Minimally Invasive Procedures
Structural heart disease refers to defects in the heart at birth or abnormalities of the valves and vessels of the heart caused by age, injury or infection. A diagnosis of a structural heart condition can be life-limiting if untreated.
The OhioHealth Structural Heart Disease Program is home to one of the most respected and advanced cardiology programs in the country. We specialize in treating patients with advanced and complex structural heart disease, combining the latest procedures and clinical research to give our patients the best available options for their care.
We are a national leader and pioneer in the use of minimally invasive procedures that are revolutionizing the treatment of structural heart conditions.
We believe that participating in clinical trials allows us to get the newest, best therapies to patients at the earliest opportunity.
Structural Heart Conditions
- Aortic stenosis — Narrowing of the the aortic valve opening. One of the most common and most serious valve disease problems.
- Aortic Regurgitation — Leaking of the aortic valve
- Mitral regurgitation — Leaking of the mitral valve
- Mitral stenosis — Narrowing of the mitral valve opening that blocks (obstructs) blood flow from the left atrium to the left ventricle
- Atrial septal defect and patent foraman ovale — Two types of congenital holes in the heart
- Atrial fibrillation — certain patients may have increased risk of stroke from clot formation in the left atrial appendage, a small sac in the heart where blood clots may form.
- Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) — Abnormal thickening of the septal heart muscle
- Chronic total occlusion (CTO): For patients with completely blocked arteries of the heart, our physicians are able to use the most advanced techniques to reopen the vessels and relieve chronic chest pain and shortness of breath.
Structural Heart Disease Clinics
Our structural heart disease clinics give patients access to a multi-disciplinary team of experts who work together to fully evaluate each patient and determine the best treatment.
During your evaluation in our structural heart clinic you will be seen by one of our providers. You will have a variety of tests completed including lab work, heart imaging, CT scans, and other diagnostic testing - many scheduled on the same day as your visit for your convenience.
OhioHealth offers two types of clinics, a screening and procedure clinic, where patients can under go any necessary procedures to address structural heart conditions. We also have screening clinics to provide better community access, keeping care local, giving more opportunities for structural cardiovascular care.
Structural Heart Clinic locations:
Advanced Heart and Vascular Center at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
3525 Olentangy River Road, Suite 6300
Columbus, Ohio 43214
OhioHealth Grant Medical Center
285 East State Street, Suite 670
Columbus, Ohio 43215
OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital
335 Glessner Aveune
Mansfield, Ohio 44903
Structural Heart Screening locations:
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
5131 Beacon Hill Road, Suite 120
Columbus, Ohio 43228
OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital
551 West Central Avenue, Suite 204
Delaware, Ohio 43015
OhioHealth has some of the worlds most renowned interventional cardiologists and surgeons who are experts in minimally invasive therapies for the treatment of complex heart and vascular conditions. For our patients, this means quicker recovery, shorter hospital stays, and improved quality of life.
We are able to offer our patients the most innovative treatments, including:
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR): A minimally invasive procedure to replace the diseased aortic valve. These valves are typically implanted through a catheter inserted through the groin and guided to the heart. OhioHealth has been a leader in this revolutionary procedure since 2011 and continues to lead the industry in new and innovative techniques.
- Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (MITRACLIP): A minimally invasive procedure where a catheter is inserted through the groin and guided to the heart to insert a small device that clips together the leaky flaps of the mitral valve. This enables the valve to close more completely, helping restore normal blood flow and improving quality of life.
- Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR): A minimally invasive procedure for the replacement of the mitral valve using a catheter inserted through the groin.
- Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAA): For patients with an abnormal heart rhythm who cannot tolerate blood thinners, a catheter-based device, like the WATCHMAN™ device, is used to seal off the left atrial appendage. This can reduce the risk for stroke and eliminate the need for blood-thinning medications.
- Alcohol Septal Ablation: A minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of abnormal heart muscle thickness where a catheter is inserted through the groin and advanced up to the hearts abnormal thickening where alcohol is then injected to reduce the thickened area to normal size.
Other Advanced Procedures Include:
- Percutaneous aortic and mitral valvuloplasty, a catheter-based procedure that uses a balloon to expand narrow heart valves.
- Catheter-based closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) and atrial septal defects (ASD).
- Other new and innovative catheter-based therapies.