Heart valve centre
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The cardiothoracic unit heart valve centre is a multidisciplinary group of cardiologists, echocardiographers, radiologists, anaesthetists and surgeons, proficient in diagnosing and treating all cardiac conditions and disorders, including diseases of heart valves, aorta and arrhythmias (abnormal heart rate and rhythm).
Our cardiac surgeons perform all types of aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valve surgery in adults.
St. George’s Healthcare’s heart valve centre is one of the most advanced cardiovascular care centres in the United Kingdom and Europe and is equipped with the latest technologies and expertise tailored around the needs of our cardiovascular patients and their families.
We are also dedicated to innovation and research, practising new and less invasive cardiac therapies for our patients. It is this commitment to education and research, combined with the very best surgical and medical care available, that makes our Centre renowned as the one of the most advanced heart valve treatment centres in the United Kingdom and helps towards excellence.
Every year, more than 600 heart valve procedures, with or without other procedures, are performed at St George’s Healthcare. These include transcatheter aortic valve implantations (20-30 per year) and valvuloplasties (20 -30 per year). To ensure high quality of care, the department of cardiac surgery at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been at the forefront of monitoring quality care, with detailed attention to results and complications. Our results are reported to the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland annually.
All forms of surgery for the heart valve, with or without surgery on the coronary arteries, and other associated procedures, are performed routinely. The field of cardiac surgery continues to develop, and at St George’s Healthcare the very latest techniques are all routine practice.
Why choose us?
St George’s Healthcare is a centre of excellence for the treatment of heart valve disease. The cardiothoracic team at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is dedicated to providing the highest quality, safest and the most up-to-date care for our patients.
Our experienced team of doctors, nurses, technicians and other staff work closely to provide the safest and most individualised care for the patients.
Our ethos is to provide excellent care with minimum delay for patients.