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Valvular and Structural Heart Disease Expertise

For many patients, heart disease can be traced to a structural defect or damage, often in the valves of the heart. Our cardiovascular surgeons and cardiologists work together to provide a complete approach to valvular and structural heart disease, using both medication and the most advanced minimally invasive, catheter-based and surgical technologies to help repair or replace damaged areas of the heart. From diagnosis to treatment, our team of experts can help explain available options and find the right one to fit your unique needs. 

Expertise from Atlanta to Augusta

We offer a full range of services and advanced care at Piedmont Atlanta, Piedmont Athens and Piedmont Augusta. With Piedmont Heart practices across the region, our team works together for improved outcomes, enabling access to advanced therapies at our centers of excellence and ongoing care close to home.

Marcus Heart Valve Center Excellence

The Marcus Heart Valve Center at Piedmont Atlanta offers advanced valve treatment guided by leading-edge research, patient education and personalized care. Comprehensive treatment options range from minimally invasive therapies to surgical repair and replacement.

We use the latest tools and technologies to diagnose and treat heart valve issues, including:

  • Aortic stenosis
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Tricuspid regurgitation
  • Other valve conditions

We are a national leader in transcatheter valve therapies, including TAVR and MitraClip, and are pioneering mitral and tricuspid valve repair.

We focus on education, helping inform patients and physicians about valve issues and advances in care. Our Learning Center features videos on the latest treatments and techniques.

Excellence through Integrated Care

Using an integrated approach with a team of disease-based specialists, we solve any cardiovascular issue from routine to the most complex. Integrated care examples include collaborating with vascular surgeons for conditions such as pseudoaneurysms and cardiac surgeons for repairing atrial septal defects. 

Our structural heart disease expertise includes innovative treatments for:

  • Atrial septal defect (ASD)
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO)
  • Left atrial appendage closure

Clinical Innovations in Valvular and Structural Heart Disease

Piedmont Heart offers cutting-edge research and treatments for valvular and structural heart disease. Our innovative treatments and clinical initiatives include:

  • 1st in the USA to implant a transcatheter tricuspid valve and 1st in the world enrollment in the SCOUT trial
  • 1st in the USA to implant a transcatheter mitral valve and 1st in the world enrollment in the Twelve trial
  • MitraClip procedure – training site for an advanced-level live case course and a top enroller in research studies
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) Clinical Variation Reduction Initiative – pioneered use of conscious sedation, a leader in research trials
  • Cardiac Surgery Clinical Variation Reduction and Quality Improvement Initiative
  • Clinical Pathways for Mitral Regurgitation and Aortic Stenosis
  • Watchman procedure for left atrial appendage closure, a new technology shown to reduce stroke rate in patients with atrial fibrillation

How to Refer a Patient or Make an Appointment

For referrals to Marcus Heart Valve Center, please call us at 855-654-6517.

To contact a valvular and structural heart specialist in Augusta, call 706-288-3100. For physician referrals, call 855-778-2583.

To contact a valvular and structural heart specialist in Athens, call 706-475-1700.

We will be happy to assist in the care of your patient.


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