Structural Heart Disease

We specialize in open heart surgery and minimally invasive catheter-based therapies which have made care easier on patients, with fewer complications and quicker recoveries.

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Cutting-edge surgical treatments for complex conditions.

The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute’s Structural Heart Disease Program is a multidisciplinary team that specializes in diseases of the heart valves, walls, and chambers. We use the latest percutaneous catheter-based techniques to treat all forms of structural defects, including aortic and mitral valve diseases, adult congenital defects, tricuspid valve regurgitation, as well as paravalvular leaks.
The most common types of structural heart disease are:
  • 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)

Treatments and Procedures:

• Left atrial appendage closure (WATCHMAN, WATCHMAN FLEX™, and Amulet™ devices)  
• Percutaneous balloon aortic and mitral valvuloplasty  
• Transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (MitraClip™, NTR, XTR, G4)  
• Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (Tendyne™)  
•  Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), including alternative access techniques
• Protected TAVR using cerebral embolic protection  
• Robotic aortic valve replacement (RAVR)  
• Transcatheter valve-in-valve therapies for degenerated aortic, mitral and tricuspid biological valves
• Catheter-based closure of atrial and ventricular septal defects, pseudoaneurysms, and paravalvular leaks
• CardioMEMS™ device placement in patients with heart failure

For more information or to schedule an appointment,
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Patient Story

Peter is “living his life” thanks to the cardiac surgical care he received.

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Latest News

The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure team was the first in West Virginia to implant the Cordella® Pulmonary Artery Pressure Sensor System as part of the PROACTIVE-HF Pivotal Trial sponsored by Endotronix.

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Clinical Research

The experts at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute conduct ongoing heart and vascular clinical trials and research studies.

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Academics & Fellowship Programs

Learn more about the WVU School of Medicine Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.

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Our Structural Heart Program Faculty

Ramesh Daggubati, MD

Professor and Chief of Interventional Cardiology Services and Vice-Chair of the Department of Cardiology

Morgantown, WV

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Bryan Raybuck, MD

Associate Professor
Interventional Cardiology


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Vikrant Jagadeesan, MD

Assistant Professor
Interventional Cardiology

Morgantown, WV

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Mohammad Kawsara, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Assistant Professor
Interventional Cardiology

Morgantown, WV

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For more information or to schedule an appointment,
call 855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273) or schedule online.