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Diseases of the mitral or aortic valves (the valves of the left side of the heart) are most common affecting more than 5 percent of the population. Valvular heart disease implies that a valve either fails to open properly (stenosis) or fails to close properly allowing backward flow of blood (regurgitation).
A congenital birth defect characterized by an aortic valve that only has two flaps instead of three; if the valve becomes narrowed, it is more difficult for the blood to flow through, and often the blood leaks backward.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.