Our Team Approach to Structural Heart Care
The Structural Heart Program at Baptist Louisville Hospital includes a multi-specialty team composed of interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, a cardiac imaging specialist, and nurses committed using the best therapies to treat our patients. Structural heart diseases can often be complex and may involve other comorbid conditions or concerns, which makes each patient situation unique. Our main goal is returning individuals back to a more fulfilling life.
Our team evaluates each patient for a board range of innovative treatment options including transcatheter, minimally invasive surgery, or hybrid approaches. This team approach allows for the best possible care tailored to the patient. Our team has dedicated coordinators who are critical members of our team. Their goal is to help guide patients through appointments, testing, and follow up. Learn more about treatment options for structural heart conditions at Baptist Health Louisville:
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
- MitraClip Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
- Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty (BAV)
- Mitral Valve Balloon Commissurotomy
- Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR)
- Paravalvular Leak Closure
- Patent Foraman Ovale Closure
- Atrial Septal Defect Closure
- Alcohol Septal Ablation
Treating Structural Heart Conditions
Structural heart diseases include a broad range of conditions that affect the heart function and structure and involve native heart valves, surgical heart valves, holes in heart walls, or thickening of the heart chambers. Some of these conditions may be congenital or present at birth while others may be acquired through normal aging. In either case, it is important to diagnosis and address the condition. Untreated severe structural heart diseases can cause the heart to be inefficient and not work properly, leading to heart failure, arrhythmias, and even death. Learn more about structural heart conditions:
- Aortic Valve Regurgitation
- Aortic Valve Stenosis
- Heart Murmur
- Heart Valve Disease
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Mitral Valve Disease
- Mitral Valve Regurgitation
- Mitral Valve Stenosis
- Tricuspid Valve Disease
- Paravalvular Leak
- Patent Foraman Ovale (PFO)
- Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
What is a Structural Heart Coordinator?
A structural heart coordinator is a medical professional with a strong knowledge base of cardiovascular and valvular heart disease. The coordinator serves as a physician liaison to local and regional referring physician providers and clinical staff. He/she evaluates current clinical practices of referring providers and staff, and provides education to ensure research-based best clinical practice is provided to patients. A structural heart coordinator provides leadership as a member of the multidisciplinary team, collaborating in the development, execution and evaluation of the structural heart program.
The structural heart coordinators at Baptist Health Louisville have been an integral part of our multidisciplinary team since the inception of our program. Our team of coordinators have over 46 years of experience between them. The motto for our structural heart coordinators is "Whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart.” At Baptist Health Louisville, we hope that everyone we come in contact with can feel the love that we have for our community and our patients.
Structural Heart Program
Baptist Health Louisville
4000 Kresge Way
Louisville, KY 40207