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.

Healthgrades Cardiac Care America's 100 Best Award 2020.

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

Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award 2020.

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

Healthgrades Coronary Excellence Award 2020.

First-time recipient of the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award.

Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award 2020.

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

Healthgrades America's 50 Best Cardiac Surgery Award 2020.

Recipient of the American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines Award

The American Heart Association's 2021 Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus award for Stroke in the Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.