Holy Cross Hospital - Heart Valve Clinic

The Heart Valve Clinic at Holy Cross Hospital's Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Center is led by expert Cardiologists and Cardiovascular Surgeons. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the Valve Clinic provides several treatment options for patients with complex disease of the cardiac valves.

Treatment options available include:

  • Traditional surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Hybrid procedure (minimally invasive valve surgery with simultaneous percutaneous intervention)
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Holy Cross brings together an experienced staff renowned for their contributions in advancing cardiac care. They're supported by a multi-disciplinary team of Magnet nurses, accomplished researchers, expert technicians and other healthcare professionals.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

For patients who cannot undergo open heart surgery, Holy Cross Hospital offers Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), utilizing a first-of-its-kind artificial heart valve that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. According to the FDA, approximately 300,000 patients in the U.S. experience valve deterioration, which means the heart must work harder to pump blood and that often leads to heart failure, blood clots and death.

The new Edwards Lifesciences' Sapien heart valve (shown above) can be threaded into place through a major artery that runs from the leg up to the heart. The device is approved only for patients who cannot have open heart surgery due to age, co-morbidities or an inability to withstand rehabilitation.

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Meet Our Heart Valve Specialists

Holy Cross Hospital - Heart Valve Clinic has assembled a special team of heart valve specialists that are committed to getting patients the best results. Our team consists of many leading surgeons and cardiologists that you can learn more about by clicking the links below:

Our Patients Say

Major General John Studds had a very complex medical history which made him ineligible for conventional surgical aortic valve repair.  He also had progressive ... Read more.

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Chloe Lebron, MSN, ARNP, GNP-C

Hi, my name is Chloe Lebron, MSN, ARNP, GNP-C and I am the heart valve clinic coordinator for Holy Cross Hospital - Heart Valve Clinic.

My experience in a hospital includes 14 years of critical care nursing and 7 years as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner in cardiovascular surgery and electrophysiology.

One of my goals is to ensure completeness of each patient evaluation. To accomplish this goal, I lead a weekly Valve Conference in which our team collectively examines each patient’s diagnostic work-up. Then, as a team, we make a ... Read more.

Clinical References For Our Patients

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