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Due to advances in medical science and technology, new procedures have been developed to address the conditions associated with structural abnormalities/diseases of the heart in a minimally invasive fashion. Once felt impossible, a new era of medical care has arrived where our patients enjoy excellent outcomes with these minimally invasive procedures with quicker recovery.
UCLA is at the forefront of the field in performing these procedures and many of our faculty are involved in designing, developing, and improving the newer minimally invasive techniques and devices. In doing so, our cardiologists and surgeons work together as part of the Heart Team, where we regularly meet and discuss patient care for optimal patient outcomes.
With our expert faculty, we are able to address diseases of the heart valves where treatment of aortic and mitral valves is possible with minimally invasive devices. In conjunction with our congenital program, we have addressed the treatment of tricuspid and pulmonic valves providing excellent outcomes.
Our faculty is expert in the treatment of paravalvular leaks (leak developing around older surgical valves), alcohol ablation for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HOCM), and Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defect/Patent Foramen Ovale closures as indicated. Please follow below links for further information on these programs.