Valvular Heart Disease
According to the American Heart Association, about 5 million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year. Heart valve disease occurs when any of the heart’s four valves do not work the way they should causing the heart to lose its ability to pump blood throughout the body.
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center is ranked 3rd in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2013-14. Our experts in valvular heart disease use advanced imaging modalities, including new technology in 3D Echocardiography, MRI and CT Angiography/Scan to evaluate patients with valvular heart disease. In collaboration with invasive cardiologists, arrhythmia specialists, and cardiac surgeons, clinical cardiologists in our Division provide care for patients with all forms of valve disease and are recognized experts in mitral and aortic valve disease.
In addition to the clinical care of patients with valvular heart disease, our physicians have made significant contributions to the understanding of these conditions. They have designed, conducted and led multicenter studies which examine the effects and prognosis of aortic and mitral disease in large populations of patients. Physicians at Weill Cornell are known as well for their expertise in mitral valve prolapse, aortic stenosis and have published authoritative articles and chapters on this subject. To learn more about our valve center please visit the William Acquavella Heart Valve Center.
To make an appointment to see one of our physicians with expertise in valvular heart disease, you may:
- Contact our physician offices directly by calling: 212-746-4789
- Established patients can request an appointment online, using Weill Cornell Connect. We will make every effort to call you within 24 hours.
Our staff is here to help coordinate your care. They will provide you with information on our physicians, their areas of expertise and help arrange for your visit and other testing when appropriate.