If you need a complex heart procedure or surgery, Dallas Valve Institute at Medical City Heart Hospital is here to help. We are proud to be part of HCA Healthcare, which performs three times more transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures than any other health system.

To learn more about the TAVR procedure at Dallas Valve Institute, please call (972) 566-5050.

Dallas Valve Institute was one of the first facilities in the country to perform the TAVR procedure — a minimally invasive treatment for severe aortic stenosis.

What is aortic stenosis?

When blood leaves a healthy heart, it flows through the aortic valve and into the aorta, the body's main artery. But in patients with aortic stenosis, the aortic valve doesn't fully open. Instead, it narrows, and the blood flow from the heart decreases. This narrowing increases the pressure inside the heart, which can lead to chest pain and even death.

Minimally invasive treatment options

Open heart surgery is commonly required to repair or replace narrowed valves. Many older patients, however, may not be able to undergo this physically demanding procedure. Now, TAVR is giving many of those patients an alternative.

Unlike traditional open heart surgery, TAVR:

  • Is a closed-chest treatment
  • Takes place while the patient's heart is still beating
  • Eliminates the need for the heart-lung machine
  • Doesn't require stopping the heart

Mitral valve repair

If you are not able to undergo an open heart procedure to treat degenerative mitral disease, mitral valve repair can be completed using minimally invasive techniques and may be right for you.

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If you are a physician looking to refer your patient or an individual who wants to self-refer to the Dallas Valve Institute, please use our patient referral form.

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The experienced team of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, nurses and research experts at Dallas Valve Institute are dedicated to providing an exceptional level of coordinated care throughout treatment to all patients and those who care for them.

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