Structural Heart Program

Saint Joseph’s Hospital offers a comprehensive, cross-functional structural heart program for valve treatment, from medical management to traditional surgical care as well as access to the latest cutting-edge research. We perform structural heart procedures, such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown

Physicians at Saint Joseph's Heart & Vascular Institute are now treating eligible aortic stenosis patients with an innovative procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. The new technology, Medtronic CoreValve System®, is designed to replace a diseased aortic heart valve percutaneously - through the skin - without open heart surgery and without surgical removal of the diseased valve.

Some of the conditions the structural heart team treats are:

  • Valve Disorders including stenosis (narrowing) or regurgitation (leakage) of the aortic valve, the mitral valve, the pulmonary valve and the tricuspid valve.
  • Structural Heart Defects including atrial septal defects (ASD), ventricular septal defects, patent foramen ovales and paravalvular leaks.


Multidisciplinary Structural Heart Team

The Saint Joseph’s structural heart team is composed of physicians and healthcare providers from many cross functional heart and vascular areas including: interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac imaging. These physicians work together to provide innovative heart treatment solutions and the best possible outcomes for our patients with structural heart diseases. Some of the procedures the group performs include:

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Minimally invasive mitral valve repair
  • Septal defect and patent foramen ovale closure
  • Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure


If you're in need of expert, compassionate cardiac care, you've come to the right place. Please call us now at (877) 250-STJO (7856) to get started.