Valve Replacement and Repair

Offering a full range of medical, interventional and surgical treatments for heart valve disease.

Valve Replacement FAQs

Answers to the most common questions about valve replacement.

Our Safe Care Commitment

The health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our top priority. We know that COVID-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future, so we're taking a comprehensive approach to provide you and your loved ones the safest possible environment. Read our Safe Care Commitment.

Experienced Care for Heart Valve Disease

Brigham and Women's Hospital is a pioneer in valve surgery. The first heart valve surgery was performed here, and we continue to lead the way in developing innovative treatments for patients with even the most challenging and complicated valve conditions. Our team specializes in interventional treatments for patients who do not traditionally qualify for conventional open heart surgery, such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

The Heart & Vascular Center is one of the largest in the U.S., treating more than 54,000 patients and performing more than 1,100 procedures annually. Our high volume of experience translates into better outcomes for our patients. We take a team approach to valve treatment, which includes experts in cardiac surgery, interventional cardiology, cardiovascular imaging, radiologists, anesthesiologists, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, dietitians, and social workers.

Our team of specialists are seeing patients with in-person office visits and Virtual Visits. For initial consults, second opinions, treatment planning, and follow-up care, you can receive individualized, expert cardiac care from the comfort of your home.

As a patient at the Heart & Vascular Center you can count on:

  • Excellent care for a full range of heart valve conditions, including aortic stenosis, mitral valve, and tricuspid valve
  • The largest and most experienced TAVR program in New England
  • Access to the best in medical technology, including one of the most advanced hybrid operating rooms and our leading-edge Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  • Access to clinical trials and new innovations in heart valve disease treatment
  • Coordinated care from the No. 7 best hospital for cardiology & heart surgery in the country, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report
  • One of the most advanced noninvasive cardiovascular imaging programs in the country, including echocardiography, cardiac CT, cardiac MRI, nuclear cardiology, PET/CT, CT/MRI and ultrasound

Request an Appointment

We are steadfast in our commitment to treating you in the safest possible environment and are seeing patients both in person and through Virtual Visits. To request an appointment, please call 857-307-6048 Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm ET or complete the form to receive a callback.


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