Sentara Heart Hospital

Sentara Heart Hospital is a state-of-the-art destination medical center for heart care in the Mid-Atlantic region. Consistently ranking among the nation's top heart programs in U.S. News & World Report, patients receive comprehensive heart care - from diagnostics to open-heart surgery and transplants - at one location.


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Innovating Valve Therapy in the Mid-Atlantic Region

The Sentara Heart Valve and Structural Disease Center is an advanced program with established and innovative valve repair and catheter intervention initiatives focused on quality. The program offers patient evaluations and individualized disease management plans by a team of cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional cardiologists. Our specialized center serves as valve referral center for the Mid-Atlantic region.

The Sentara Heart Valve and Structural Disease Center is proud to be one of a select group of distinguished heart centers across the country that help pioneer TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement). Using our hybrid OR, the procedure replaces a diseased aortic heart valve using a catheter through one of four access sites: transfemoral (through the leg), transapical (in the chest between the ribs), transaortic (in the upper chest) and transsubclavian (in the upper chest).

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Meet Our Heart Valve Specialists

Sentara Heart Hospital 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:

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Amy Kanter

Hi, my name is Amy Kanter and I am the heart valve clinic coordinator for Sentara Heart Hospital.

My job and my passion is to help you, or your loved one, throughout the care process -- from the initial evaluation to discharge and follow-up. I'm here to ensure that patients and caregivers, like you, understand the entire heart valve therapy process -- as well as all the different treatment options available to you.

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Clinical References For Our Patients

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