UnityPoint Health - Heart Valve Clinic
Our team knows that valvular heart disease requires close monitoring and timely treatment. Patients with a murmur or diagnosed valve disease, and patients experiencing symptoms of valvular heart disease will find a dedicated team providing excellent care at UnityPoint Health - Heart Valve Clinic.
Contact your primary care provider about a referral to the Heart Valve Clinic.
What is a Heart Valve Clinic?
UnityPoint Health - Heart Valve Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic providing comprehensive and customized treatment for valvular heart disease patients with the collaboration of advanced practice providers, radiologists, cardiologists, interventionalists, and cardiac surgeons.
The Heart Valve Clinic aims to diagnose and treat valvular heart disease before the risk for serious and fatal consequences increases. The multidisciplinary care team performs comprehensive physical evaluations, diagnostics, and facilitates patient care.
When should I visit the Heart Valve Clinic?
Patients with a murmur or diagnosed valve disease, patients experiencing symptoms of valvular heart disease or at a high risk can be referred to the Heart Valve Clinic by their primary care provider.
Signs and Symptoms
Patients experiencing the following symptoms should talk to their primary care provider about a referral to the UnityPoint Health - Heart Valve Clinic.
- Shortness of breath with activity
Genetics or lifestyle choices like high cholesterol, smoking, hypertension and obesity can increase the risk of valvular heart disease. Risk increases with age. The Heart Valve Clinic team guides patients during the evolution of their condition.
- Nationally accredited imaging labs with cardiac CT, ECHO, and Cardiac MRI.
- Treatment options including medical therapy and anticoagulation.
- Valve interventions including repair or replacement.
- Second opinions concerning valve diagnosis, severity, timing and type of recommended intervention.
- Continued follow-up care.
- Patient and family education, support, and care.