Your heart has four valves that help control blood flow. These valves open to let blood in and out of the heart, and they close to keep blood from flowing backward. When heart valves don’t work correctly, your heart may have to work harder to pump blood through your body.
Advanced heart valve disease may require surgery to repair or replace damaged heart valves. Surgeons at WHS Washington Hospital are experts in valve repair and replacement, including transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR) and balloon valvuloplasty.