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Programs & Specialties

Valvular and Structural Heart Disease

What We Treat

At Einstein Heart and Vascular Institute’s comprehensive Valvular and Structural Heart Disease Program, we treat structural heart and valvular disease, including conditions characterized by valvular dysfunction, congenital defects, or structural changes caused by genetic factors or chronic disease.

Our advanced treatment procedures include minimally invasive and catheter-based procedures. Patients can expect personalized, timely care delivered by experts in valvular and structural heart disease.

Coordinated, Convenient, and Timely Care

When you call Einstein Heart and Vascular Institute, your initial contact will be with a coordinator who will organize your care across the institute and our entire system. We will contact you and your provider, review your history, and help you schedule appointments and testing, which may include CT scan, echocardiography, angiography and functional testing, among others.

We offer appointments within one week, and you will be evaluated by both a cardiologist and a cardiothoracic surgeon. This will help streamline your care by eliminating the need for multiple appointments. Our Valvular and Structural Heart Team meets regularly to review each patient’s treatment plan and our comprehensive program offers access to electrophysiology, vascular surgery, advanced imaging and other services to ensure your care is coordinated and help you achieve your best possible outcome.

Individualized, Expert Care

Einstein’s highly experienced, multidisciplinary team of clinical and interventional cardiologists, echocardiographers, cardiothoracic surgeons, radiologists and vascular surgeons evaluate each patient’s case to decide on the best course of treatment.

Comprehensive Treatment Options

The Einstein Heart and Vascular Institute’s advanced treatment options include interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgical procedures (many of which are minimally invasive), such as:

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Percutaneous mitral repair (MitraClipTM)
  • Atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closure
  • Paravalvular leak closure
  • Treatment for aortic coarctation
  • Mitral and aortic surgery
  • Valve-in-valve procedures
  • Multi-valve procedures
  • Percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty
  • Alternate access procedures
  • Conventional open-heart surgery
  • Complex reoperations
  • Second opinions (and subsequent treatments)
  • WATCHMANTM to treat left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO)

Our Location

Valvular and Structural Heart Care

Einstein Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery at Tabor Road
MossRehab Building, 3rd Floor
1200 West Tabor Road
Philadelphia, PA 19141


To learn more about Einstein Heart and Vascular Institute’s comprehensive Valvular and Structural Heart Disease Program, or to schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment, call 215-456-2552.

Valvular and Structural Heart Disease Specialists

Alexandra Tuluca, MD

Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery for Einstein Healthcare Network

Christian F Witzke, MD

Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Director of the Structural and Valvular Heart Disease Program

Training, Education and Research

At Einstein, our cardiology team is actively invested in graduate medical education and clinical research.

Accreditation & Partnerships

 

 

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