Structural heart disease is a condition in which a patient has inherited (congenital) or acquired defects or both, compromising the integrity of the heart’s valves or chambers. Although many structural heart conditions may occur at birth, they may also arise later in life as result of an infection, the wear and tear of aging, or another underlying condition.
PULSE specializes in diagnosing and treating structural heart disease. Through cutting-edge technology and advanced techniques, Dr. Majeed is able to provide patients with the highest quality of care in diagnosing, managing, and treating their structural heart disease.
Structural Heart Conditions
There are a number of structural heart conditions we treat including:
- Aortic stenosis: The narrowing of the aortic valve opening. This condition restricts blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta.
- Aortic Regurgitation: The aortic valve is leaky, allowing blood back into the heart
- Mitral Stenosis: The narrowing of the mitral valve obstructing blood flow from entering the pumping chamber of the heart.
- Mitral regurgitation: In mitral regurgitation, the mitral valve leaks and allows blood to flow backwards into the lungs.
- Pulmonary Valve Disease: A narrowed or leaky pulmonary valve.
- Tricuspid Valve Disease: A narrowed or leaky tricuspid valve.
- Defective Bioprosthetic Heart Valves: Patients with previous surgical bioprosthetic heart valves that have become damaged.
- Atrial Septal Defect: A congenital defect where a hole has formed in the tissue separating the upper chambers of the heart. Associated with patients having strokes.
- Patent Foramen Ovale: A congenital defect where a hole has formed in the tissue separating the upper chambers of the heart. Associated with patients having strokes.
- Ventricular Septal Defect: A opening in the tissue separating the lower chambers of the heart.
- Paravalvular Leaks: In patients with surgical valve replacement, the surgically implanted valve allows blood to leak around the valve.
- Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy: A condition where the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick such that it makes it harder for the heart to pump blood.
- Atrial Fibrillation: Structural intervention options are available for patients with an irregular heart rhythm who are not able to tolerate blood thinning medications.
Structural Heart Disease Interventions
Dr. Farhan Majeed takes great pride in offering the latest, most advanced treatments. We use advanced imaging and minimally invasive interventional techniques that lead to quicker recovery and positive patient outcomes. Here is a brief list of some of the treatments we may recommend and perform:
- Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty (BAV) and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
- Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty (BMV)
- Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR)
- Pulmonary Valvuloplasty and Transcatheter Pulmonic Valve Replacement
- TriClip and Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement
- Transcatheter Valve-in-Valve Therapies
- Atrial Septal Defect closure
- Patent Foramen Ovale closure
- Paravalvular Leak closure
- Watchman Device
- Ventricular Septal Defect closure
- Alcohol Septal Ablation
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus closure
We take the time to understand each patient’s particular condition so that a customized treatment plan can be designed. Our structural heart expert, Dr. Majeed, will collaborate with health professionals from other specialties to provide the most effective treatment plans.
Contact PULSE Today
If you are living with structural heart disease, you should reach out to PULSE today. We look forward to helping you improve your condition so that you can enjoy a higher quality of life.