Heart valves are important. We’ve got a clinic just for them.
At Palmetto General Hospital, we are dedicated to providing you some of the latest cardiac treatments through our Valve Clinic. Our board-certified physicians are specially trained to perform innovative valve procedures designed to repair or replace the aortic valve.
A team approach
A visit to the Valve Clinic can include an evaluation by the Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Surgeon, review of prior diagnostic studies, and additional testing if deemed necessary that could include an echocardiogram and a CT scan. A patient navigator will work with you to make all necessary appointments to make sure you get personalized care.
What are the symptoms of heart valve disease?
Mild heart valve disease may not cause any symptoms. The following are the most common symptoms of heart valve disease. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may vary depending on the type of heart valve disease present and may include:
- Chest pain
- Palpitations caused by irregular heartbeats
- Migraine headaches
- Low or high blood pressure, depending on which valve disease is present
- Shortness of breath
- Abdominal pain due to an enlarged liver (if there is tricuspid valve malfunction)
Symptoms of heart valve disease may resemble other medical conditions and problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.
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If you want to get your heart valve checked out, but aren’t quite sure whom to call, you can use our online Find a Physician tool.
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