Valvular Heart Disease

Here at Stanford, we use a multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating patients with valvular heart disease. We aim to repair, rather than replace heart valves whenever possible.

Valvular Heart Disease Clinic
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-6459 Getting Here
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300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-6459 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease


Treatment varies, depending on the type of valvular heart disease. In some cases, medication alone is successful in the treatment of valvular heart disease. In cases of high risk patients with valvular heart disease, we use a multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating these patients.

Aortic valve surgery

Surgery to repair or replace an aortic valve that is not working correctly.

Balloon aortic valvuloplasty

A method used to temporarily relieve aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve) by inflating a balloon within the narrowed valve.

Balloon mitral valvuloplasty

A procedure to thread a balloon into the heart through the femoral vein in the groin to improve blood flow across the mitral valve.

Balloon valvuloplasty

A surgical procedure that utilizes a small balloon to open or widen a narrowed heart valve, without need for open heart surgery.

Heart valve replacement

Surgery to repair or replace a heart valve.

Mitral valve repair surgery

Surgical repair or replacement of the heart's mitral valve.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

A less invasive procedure for patients with severe aortic stenosis, using an artificial aortic valve.

Tricuspid valve surgery

Surgical treatment to repair or replace the tricuspid valve.

Valvular surgery

Heart valve surgery used to repair or replace diseased heart valves.

For Patients

If you need to reschedule your appointment, please call us at least one week prior to your visit.


  • Complete and return the food frequency questionnaire 7-10 days before your visit.
  • Our dietitian will have a full analysis ready at your visit.
  • Mail or bring any medical or personal records related to previous hospitalizations, cardiovascular risk factor values and/or treatment.
  • Bring your completed cardiovascular clinic patient questionnaire.
  • Bring results from prior lab tests, if requested.
  • Plan on being at the clinic for approximately one to two hours.


International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561

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For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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