Care & Treatment for Heart Valve Problems

Banner Health's expertise in heart care is renowned. We were among the first in the nation to offer the Sapien Transcatheter Heart Valve, using transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) - one of the latest and most innovative treatments available. This is just one example of the many state-of-the-art options we have to treat these conditions.

Our heart valve specialists will make sure you have a clear understanding of what's going on and may start you on with medication. But if more advanced treatment is needed, you're in good hands. We have the widest range of options for treating heart valve issues available.

Your Banner Health heart care team is skilled in thorough methods of diagnosis. Our heart specialists are among the most knowledgeable in cardiology and will provide you with support throughout the process of exams that may include:

  • Physical exam and blood tests
  • Chest X-ray
  • ECG or EKG (electrocardiogram)
  • Echocardiograms
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • MUGA scan/viability scan
  • Stress tests, including pharmacologic (medicine induced) and nuclear stress tests

After ensuring an accurate diagnosis, our heart care experts will outline an action plan. Your doctor may try medication at first to manage issues such as mitral valve prolapse, but sometimes the following procedures may be considered:

  •  Advanced medical management for all heart valve conditions
  • Traditional (Open) and minimally invasive (TAVR) aortic valve repair and replacement procedures
  • Traditional (Open) and minimally invasive (TMVR) mitral valve repair procedures 

You've come to the right place for heart care. Our heart health services are part of the full spectrum of care we provide so that no matter what you or your family need, you've got it close by. This means expert, convenient care where and when you need it. From top-of-their-field cardiologists, to a fully certified imaging team and expert cardiac surgeons, you will find it all at Banner Health.

We are with you to help you all along the way - from diagnosis, treatments and procedures to rehabilitation and getting you back home. Each team member will discuss the best plan of action for you or your loved one's particular diagnosis. Your heart care team may include:

  • Cardiologist
  • Cardiac Surgeon
  • Imaging Specialists
  • Interventional Radiologist
  • Nurse Navigator

And because we accept most insurances, that's one less thing you need to worry about.