Every year, more than five million people in America are diagnosed with heart valve disease and structural heart disease. Here in the Gulf South, many of those patients seek care at the Heart Valve Center at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute (JOHVI). Our award-winning, nationally ranked team has the talent, experience and innovative equipment required to treat patients with complex native heart valve disease, artificial valvular heart disease and structural heart disease. This includes patients with high-risk mitral valve disorders and end-stage aortic stenosis.
Structural Heart Disease Care at Ochsner
Our expert team treats a full range of structural and valve heart conditions.
- Heart Valve Disease
- Mitral Valve Disease
- Aortic Valve Disease
- Congenital Heart Disease (in adults and children)
Why Heart Valve Disease Treatment at Ochsner?
For hospitals, it’s important to be able to say you were “the first” to do something. It’s impressive to be the “only one” who has done something. But it’s imperative to have “the most” experience doing something. Treating or replacing damaged heart valves is like anything else – the more times you do it, the better you are at it.
Ochsner has performed more than 2,000 TAVR cases.
The multi-disciplinary team at the Ochsner Heart Valve Center routinely performs a high volume of both traditional and minimally invasive procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR). Across the country and here at Ochsner, this procedure is extending the lives of more and more intermediate and high-risk patients who aren’t candidates for open-heart surgery. Since the program’s inception, Ochsner has performed more than 2,000 TAVR cases and has been recognized for having one of the shortest lengths of stays in the nation for TAVR patients.
When it comes to matters of the heart, you want experience on your side. You want the Ochsner Heart Valve team at your bedside.
The John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute was awarded the 2022 Transcatheter Valve Certification by the American College of Cardiology.
To speak to a cardiology nurse who can assist you with making an appointment, call 504-842-3724.