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The Structural Heart and Valve Center at NYP/Columbia has long been a leader in catheter-based treatment—the least invasive therapy—to repair the mitral valve. This valve regulates blood flow between the upper and the lower chambers on the left side of the heart. When it is damaged or defective, blood flows back up into the upper chamber, producing Mitral Regurgitation (MR).
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Babies born with heart defects are now more likely to be successfully treated and grow into healthy adults. Yet this has created a new set of challenges: how to care for the first-generation who had childhood surgeries for congenital heart disease.
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Today mitral valve repair has emerged as an alternative to valve replacement, and is linked to improved long-term survival in many patients.
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The interventional cardiologist or surgeon places the artificial valve in the diseased valve and inflates the balloon
(TAVR)—a minimally invasive method of replacing damaged aortic valves.
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The David Operation allows surgeons to repair aortic root aneurysms while leaving the patient’s aortic valve intact.
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The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center is a multidisciplinary program that offers patients essentially every treatment option.
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Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

Cardiac and vascular surgeons collaborate to provide best in care
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With the proven preventability of heart disease, has it always been a major cause of death? Or are modern lifestyle and diet to blame?
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