Heart valve disease can vary from aortic stenosis, or narrowing of the valve that limits blood flow, to incompetence or improper closure of the valve, which causes blood to leak back into the heart. This condition may also be described as a valve leak or mitral leak. A range of treatment options is available at Saint Luke's, including both medical therapy and surgical repair or replacement.
Saint Luke's Valve Center:
- Was first to perform percutaneous aortic valve replacement in Kansas City
- Was among the first U.S. hospitals to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement
- Offers patients convenient access to advanced treatments and clinical trials under one roof
Saint Luke’s Valve Center is dedicated to the use of new transcatheter valve replacement therapies for patients with complex valve disease. We were one of the first hospitals in the country, and the first in Kansas City, to offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a key option for patients who may be too high risk for traditional valve replacement.
The center unites a highly skilled team of cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons who offers diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment in one convenient location. By having all our specialists together, you won’t experience the extra stress of having to rush from building to building for appointments. And you’ll have access to the latest therapies and clinical trials.