Structural Heart Disease-Valve Clinic

What is the Structural Heart Disease-Valve Clinic?

Like any structure or machine, the heart requires maintenance. It’s why doctors push diet and exercise as any automotive shop recommends oil change and tire rotation. The fix may be a fluid change or a pipe opened (stent), a work around (bypass) or an electrical problem (ablation). When that doesn’t work, it may require changing how it was built (structure).

Managing Chronic Heart Diseases by Altering the Structure

Conditions such as atrial fibrillation (AFib), heart defects and heart failure are all considered chronic issues of the heart that might best be served by addressing the structure of the heart.

Innovative structural approaches at Prairie are improving the lives of people who may be living with a “beater.” From open heart valve repair/replacement, minimally invasive valve repair to implantable structural devices, a structural solution could help you live better. If you are struggling to manage a chronic heart issue, talk to a Prairie doctor today.

“I knew I wanted to have the procedure at St. John’s Hospital because the Prairie Heart Institute is the best.” Clarence Jahnssen

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Benefits of a Valve Clinic?

The Prairie Valve clinic provides patients with access to a team of heart specialists. This care team model ensures that each patient receives an individualized plan to help treat their unique condition.  

What will my recovery time be like?

Because every heart is unique, recovery can be variable depending upon the type of treatment a patient receives. 

What preparation should I do beforehand?

One of our Valve Clinic Coordinators will speak with you before your visit to ensure that you understand what you can expect from a visit to the Valve Clinic. 

Talk a doctor about Valve Clinic today

If you have any questions about your visit, please call 217-757-6120 or click the link below.

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Prairie Cardiovascular is a provider of cardiovascular health care and treatments in multiple locations throughout central Illinois. Our organization provides the best cardiologists in the state, with reknowned surgical precision and professional advice on heart-related concerns. We test and medically treat for all common heart symptoms such as chest pains, hypertension, high blood pressure, murmurs, palpitions, high cholesterol, and disease. We have several locations including major cities such as Decatur, O'Fallon, and Springfield.