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The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute’s Structural Heart Disease Program is a leader in managing structural heart diseases, providing cutting edge surgical and transcatheter therapies for these complex conditions.
We have a multidisciplinary team of experts including interventional cardiologists, cardiac and vascular surgeons, dedicated nursing staff, and other specialists to ensure our patients receive the most comprehensive care available. We also have technology and the most state-of-the-art facility in the region, including brand new cardiac cath labs and hybrid operating rooms, to make a rapid diagnosis and take quick, effective action.
- Second largest left atrial appendage occlusion program in the region after Cleveland Clinic
- The only program in West Virginia that offer the following structural heart procedures:
- Paravalvular leak closure
- Aortocardiac and coronary cameral fistula closure
- Pseudoaneurysm closure
- Alcohol septal ablation
- Ventricular septal defect closure
- Left atrial appendage occlusion with the Amulet device
- Transcatheter valve in valve therapies for degenerated mitral and tricuspid valves
- Transcatheter mitral valve replacement with the Tendyne device
- One of the few programs in the United States (and the only one in West Virginia) offering cerebral embolic protection during TAVR (Protected TAVR)
What is structural heart disease?
Structural heart disease refers to a defect or abnormality of the heart that is not related to the coronary arteries (the heart’s valves, walls, or chambers). The condition can be present at birth (congenital), or these abnormalities can also form later in life due to wear and tear from aging, infection, or result from another underlying condition.
The most common types of structural heart disease are:
- Aortic stenosis
- Mitral and tricuspid regurgitation
- Intracardiac shunt (atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect)
- Extracardiac shunt (Aortoatrial, aortopulmonary, etc)
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Paravalvular leak (leakage around surgical and transcatheter valves)
Peter is “living his life” thanks to the cardiac surgical care he received.
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Academics & Fellowship Programs
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Our Structural Heart Program Faculty
Bryan Raybuck, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Co-Director of Outreach; Director, Cardiac Catheterization Labratory, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute