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Advanced Cardiac Valve Center

University Hospital Second Floor 1215 Lee St. Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: 434.243.1146 After-hours: 434.924.0000 : : :

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Location Hours:

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cancellations require 24-hour notice.

We are located in the Heart and Vascular Clinic on the second floor of University Hospital.

Overview

The Advanced Cardiac Valve Center at UVA's Heart and Vascular Center is a national leader in minimally invasive treatments for heart valve conditions.

We offer comprehensive care for a range of heart valve issues, including:

  • Transcathether valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Percutaneous valve replacement
  • Mitral valve treatment and repair
  • Aortic valve treatment and repair
  • Pulmonary valve treatment and repair
  • Triscuspid valve disease
  • Open heart surgery

Our care team is known for the development and implementation of a number of new and effective therapies for diseased cardiac valves.

Learn more about our cardiac valve services

Making an Appointment

We usually see patients on a referral basis and will contact you after we receive a referral from your doctor. Call us for more information.

Checking In

  • For surgical visits, you'll check in at the Heart and Vascular Center on the second floor of University Hospital. 
  • For routine cardiology appointments, you'll check in at the Primary Care Center, on the first floor. Call us with any questions.

Patient Information

The Evaluation Process

What You Need to Bring to Your First Appointment

  • A list of all your prescription and over-the-counter medications and doses
  • Your past medical and surgical history, including procedures and tests performed within the last 24 months
  • A support person to help you navigate the appointment
  • Any questions you might have for us

What Will Happen

We will review your medical history. We may schedule you for additional testing, which will help us make decisions about next steps in the evaluation process.

Tests to Expect

Most patients will undergo these noninvasive, non-painful tests:

  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
  • Pulmonary function test (PFT)
  • Cat scan (CT) of the chest, abdomen and pelvis

We will give some patients these more invasive and possibly uncomfortable tests:

  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Cardiac catheterization 

We will work with you to make you as comfortable as possible.

How Long Will Testing Take?

You should clear your schedule for the entire day while receiving tests. Depending on your diagnosis, tests may take several days or weeks. Occasionally, you may need to spend the night.

Determining Treatment

We will discuss your treatment options and work with you to determine a treatment plan during one of your visits.

Lab and Test Results

You can view your lab and test results online, using MyChart. You can also call us for results.

 

Treatment Options

Watch this video about the Cardiac Valve Center

Watch this video to learn more about treatment options for heart valve conditions.