Cardiovascular Care at Temecula Valley Hospital

Structural heart disease refers to conditions that affect chambers, valves, walls or muscles of the heart. Structural heart disease may exist from birth or be caused by an infection. It can affect anyone regardless of gender, ethnicity or race. 

Risk of structural heart disease increases with age, according to the American Heart Association. More than 10% of people over age 75 have some type of structural heart disease that affects their blood vessels, heart chambers and valves. 

What are the risks of structural heart conditions?  

Diagnostic medical tests can help providers monitor the patient’s heart disease and make smart decisions about treatment options. Risk of structural heart problems can include:  

  • Advanced high blood pressure
  • Family history
  • Heart attack
  • Heart infection
  • Childhood rheumatic fever
  • Congenital (born with) heart disease 

Early diagnosis of structural heart problems can be critical to successful, long term treatment. Surgeons may use minimally invasive procedures to repair heart valves, remove tumors or correct heart defects. 

Treatment for leaky valves at Temecula Valley Hospital

Heart valve diseases affect about 2.5% of all people in the United States,  according to the American Heart Association. Put it this way: more than 2 million people in the US have leaky heart valves.

Heart valves can narrow over time (called stenosis) and may develop regurgitation (leaking backwards). Mitral valve regurgitation (MR) is the most common valve disease in the United States, though aortic valve stenosis is close.

Nonsurgical, minimally invasive approach for patients with severe aortic stenosis, or narrowing of the aortic valve which restricts blood flow. Medications don’t cure aortic stenosis but may be prescribed to maximize heart function and control symptoms.

Learn more about TAVR →  

MitraClip technology for the mitral valve

Nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatment using a transcatheter (thin tube) device. Delivered to the heart through a small incision in the thigh, MitraClip™ seals together valve flaps, allowing the heart to pump blood more efficiently, and in the right direction.

Learn more about MitraClip →  

Sympathetic, skilled providers at Temecula Valley Hospital, in Temecula Valley, CA, offer comprehensive heart care, including the diagnosis, intervention and advanced treatment of structural heart conditions.  

Find a doctor

For a free referral to a cardiologist at Temecula Valley Hospital, call the free referral service 855-859-5203 or search the online directory.

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if minimally invasive surgery is right for you.