Heart valve repair and replacement

At Yale New Haven Hospital our cardiac surgeons perform repair and replacement on all cardiac heart valves. A multidisciplinary valve team of cardiac surgeons and cardiologists collaborates to offer the best available options for valve disease treatment, whether open heart surgery or minimally invasive or transcatheter procedures. 

Our hospital maintains the highest volume of mitral valve operations in Connecticut and prides itself on a highly successful mitral valve repair program. Operations are performed through a small incision on the right side of the chest whenever possible.

YNHH is the only hospital in Connecticut and New England to offer robotic mitral valve repair and advanced clinical trials of transcatheter mitral valve replacement. Our mitral valve disease program offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to manage complex mitral valve disease. 

Aortic valve repair and replacement

Yale New Haven Hospital offers an aortic valve repair and replacement program aimed at treating aortic valve stenosis and is the premier cardiac surgery facility in Connecticut to provide treatment to repair leaking aortic bicuspid and tricuspid aortic valves. Valve replacement can be done surgically or through transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement may also be a treatment option and would involve a single two- to three-inch long incision in the upper part of the chest. Valve repair can also be performed in conjunction with surgery for aneurysm of the ascending aorta or aortic root.

Valve replacement

Our surgeons use newest generation of biological or mechanical valve and, when possible, valve replacement procedures are performed through a small incision with a minimally invasive approach. Yale New Haven Hospital performs the highest volume of surgical valve replacement and transcatheter aortic valve replacement in Connecticut.


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