In the following videos, interventional cardiologists from the Rush Valve Clinic answer frequently asked questions about congenital and acquired valve disease, including the cutting-edge treatments available at Rush through clinical trials. (For more answers from Rush heart experts on such topics as minimally invasive surgical procedures, see the Rush video FAQ on adult cardiac surgery.)
What is heart valve disease?
Interventional cardiologist Clifford Kavinsky, MD, PhD, discusses stenosis (when valves don't open properly) and regurgitation (when valves don't close properly and leak).
What are the different kinds of heart valve disease?
Interventional cardiologist Ziyad Hijazi, MD, MPH, explains the difference between congenital valve problems that occur in children and acquired conditions typically seen in older adults.
What are the symptoms of heart valve disease?
In this video, Hijazi details the symptoms of heart valve disease, including shortness of breath, chest pain, diziness, fatigue and fainting.
How does minimally invasive valve repair compare to surgery?
In this video, Kavinsky talks about the benefits of minimally invasive or nonsurgical heart valve repair compared to open surgery, including clinical trials for new procedures.
Does Rush offer clinical trials for heart valve disease?
There are numerous clinical trials at Rush for new devices and procedures to treat heart valve conditions. In this video, Hijazi discusses some of the current studies.
What are the benefits of Rush's interventional platform?
In this video, Kavinsky describes how the interventional platform in Rush's new hospital enables Rush to provide tightly coordinated, state-of-the-art care for patients with heart valve conditions.
Should patients with heart valve disease seek a second opinion?
In this video, Hijazi talks about why it's important for people who are diagnosed with heart valve disease to seek a second opinion.
Why choose Rush for heart valve treatment?
Why should you choose Rush? In this video, Kavinsky talks about Rush's multidsciplinary approach to valve disease care and the expertise of specialists at the Rush Valve Clinic.