Structural Heart Program

The Structural Heart Program brings innovative techniques for treating life-threatening heart disorders to the Big Bend region that are available only at select hospitals across the country. This new treatment model is a collaborative effort between interventional cardiologists, heart surgeons and other allied health professionals to provide patients with more collaborative, efficient care.

Our Team

The core of the structural heart program is a multidisciplinary team of specialists from interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac anesthesia and other allied health professionals, all working together in our state-of-the-art Heart and Vascular Center.

Structural Heart Team

The Structural Heart Team, pictured from left to right: Penny Burroughs, RN, BSN; Julian E. Hurt, MD; Thomas E. Noel, MD; Wayne B, Batchelor, MD; James Totten, MD; Shafi G. Mohamed, MD and James O’Neill, MD

Close Collaboration Among Heart Specialists

This innovative approach to patient care allows for a multidisciplinary evaluation close collaboration on a treatment plan. It provides patients with a more informed, effective and patient-centered model of cardiovascular care.

Innovative Techniques

Our team is at the forefront of providing innovative techniques to treat life-threatening heart disorders:

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Balloon aortic valvuloplasty
  • Balloon mitral valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter mitral valve repair (available within research protocol)
  • Other innovative and state of the art percutaneous cardiac interventions