Depend on Palos Health to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the heart’s valves, addressing symptoms that may affect your daily life.
What Are the Heart Valves?
The four valves of the heart open and close to let blood flow through the heart.
Symptoms of Valve Disease
If one or more of your heart valves don't open or close properly, you may experience the following symptoms:
- Arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat
- Chest pain
- Lightheadedness or fainting (passing out)
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling of the abdomen, ankles, or feet
Conditions We Treat
Find complete care of:
- Aortic stenosis (AS) - calcification or narrowing of the valve that limits forward blood flow volumes
- Atresia - blocked blood flow due to a valve that wasn’t fully formed before birth
- Regurgitation -Also known as a leaky valve or valvular insufficiency, occurs when a valve doesn’t completely close
To diagnose or monitor a heart valve disease, you’ll have a physical examination and diagnostic tests.
Let the experts at the Heart & Lung Wellness Clinic help you. Call 708.923.5300 today.
Aortic Stenosis Care Plan
You’ll meet with a cardiac care team that may consist of interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and advanced practice nurses with experience treating heart valve disorders. You, your care team, and loved ones will discuss your best treatment options.
Your plan may include:
- Ongoing monitoring of your condition
- Heart-healthy lifestyle education to prevent worsening of your heart condition
- Medications to lessen symptoms like chest pain
- Interventional cardiology procedures, such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- Surgery to treat or replace a valve