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Conditions Treated

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by specialists in this area. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve that decreases blood flow into the aorta, the main artery carrying blood out of the heart.
  • Atrial septal defect is a hole between the upper two chambers of the heart that exists at birth, which may increase the amount of blood that enters the lungs.
  • A heart murmur is an abnormal or extra sound from a heartbeat. While the majority of cases are harmless, some signal underlying problems that require medical attention.
  • Mitral valve prolapse occurs when the mitral valve, which controls blood flow in the left side of the heart, doesn’t close tightly.
  • Mitral valve regurgitation (also known as mitral regurgitation, mitral insufficiency or mitral incompetence) is a heart condition where the mitral valve doesn't close all the way and, as a result, leaks. The mitral valve is the one-way opening that controls the blood flow from the upper left chamber of your heart to the lower left chamber.
  • Mitral valve stenosis — also called mitral stenosis — is a heart condition where the valve controlling the flow of blood from the upper chamber to the lower chamber on the left side of your heart is blocked. When your blood can't flow easily, it backs up into the upper chamber of your heart, then into your lungs.
  • Pulmonary stenosis is a rare heart defect that results in a narrowing of the pulmonary valve, the one-way opening that lets blood flow from the heart to the lungs. The areas just before or after the pulmonary valve might also be affected.
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

    Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a congenital heart defect in which a baby has one or more holes in the wall that separates the heart’s right and left ventricles. Some babies with VSD have no symptoms, but if the hole is large, too much blood will get pumped to the lungs, leading to heart failure.