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 multidisciplinary 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.



Close Collaboration Among Heart Specialists

This innovative approach to patient care allows for multidisciplinary evaluation and 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
MitraClip Mitral Regurgitation Treatment
MitraClip is a new device that is used to clip together the leaflets of the mitral valve and stop the valve from leaking. Read More >