Percutaneous valve treatments

Minimally invasive treatments for aortic stenosis

We offer the most advanced treatments including TAVI, MitraClip, and balloon vulvuloplasty

What are percutaneous valve treatments?

Percutaneous treatments are available for treating patients with aortic or mitral valve disease, and in preference to heart valve surgery.

These minimally invasive procedures repair or replace the diseased heart valve without removing the damaged one.

The new valve is delivered to the beating heart through a catheter placed in the leg, and treatments include TAVI, MitraClip and balloon valvuloplasty.

Need to know

  • What happens during percutaneous treatment? icon plus

    A percutaneous treatment can involve a local or general anaesthetic. A cardiologist will perform the procedure as part of a team, which will include heart and vascular surgeons.

    A small hole will be made, usually in the femoral artery or vein in your groin, and a catheter or catheters will be inserted to reach the heart. The TAVI, MitraClip, or balloon mitral valvuloplasty can then be performed. When the procedure has been completed, the catheters are removed and the puncture wound mended in your leg.
  • How to prepare for your procedure icon plus

    Before the procedure, you will have several imaging tests including an angiogram, a chest X-ray and an ECG. You'll also have blood tests and an echocardiogram and usually a CT scan. Your consultant will explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you may have. Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you.
  • After your procedure icon plus

    After the procedure, you'll be monitored in the critical care unit and then moved to a dedicated cardiac ward. You should be in hospital for between two to eight days and will have a range of tests to monitor your progress. These include an electrocardiogram, blood tests and a chest X-ray. You will have a follow-up appointment with us after six weeks and your consultant will let you know when you can get back to your usual routine, including work or exercise.

Our cardiac consultants

We're proud to work with leading cardiac experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Your cardiologist will be your primary consultant, and form part of a team, which includes heart surgeons and vascular surgeons.

Our cardiac locations in London

From complex cardiothoracic surgery to diagnostic tests and procedures, we provide exceptional cardiac care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Treatments for aortic stenosis in Birmingham

Request a cardiac appointment

If heart symptoms are affecting your quality of life, we’re here to help. Our heart team is available to book an appointment with a cardiac specialist.

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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