Valve Clinic

Our Valve Clinic, located at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA, is the first and only in Central New England for the complete diagnosis and treatment of cardiac valve disease, including aortic and mitral valve stenosis or regurgitation, and congenital conditions such as bicuspid aortic valves.  

Valve disease occurs when one of the valves in the heart don't work well. Valves open and close when your heart beats allowing blood to flow through the heart. When a valve isn't working, the below may occur:

  • The blood can flow in the wrong direction, called regurgitation.
  • The valve doesn't fully open to allow enough blood to flow through, called stenosis.

New techniques for the evaluation and management of cardiac valve disease allow our physicians to more precisely detect abnormalities and determine appropriate treatment. Our team of experts works together to determine what type of treatment is most appropriate for you.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Cardiac Valve Disease

Valve repair is preferred to preserve the patient's own valve and avoid the need for anticoagulation therapy. Our team of experts consists of interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac imaging specialists, radiologists, geriatricians, vascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, neurologists and radiology technologists.

Procedures to treat valve disease include:

One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care eight years in a row.

Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award
for ten years in a row.

Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award

Recipient of Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award for 11 years in a row. 

Coronary Excellence Award Healthgrades

First-time recipient of the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award.

One of Healthgrades 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery 
five years in a row.