Heart Valve Disease

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To speak with a heart valve disease specialist, call 410-328-7877.

Heart valves play a critical role in your circulation: opening to fill the next cardiac chamber or vessel with blood, then closing to prevent backward flow. But this balance is disrupted if the valves do not work like they should.

Meet our Heart
Valve Disease Team

Some valve glitches do not cause symptoms or harm health — many people never realize anything is wrong. Other problems can strain and eventually damage the heart. Even then, most valve conditions are highly treatable.

Heart Valve Types

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Heart Valve Disease

The mitral and aortic valves are the most susceptible to damage or disease and represent the bulk of our cases. Learn more about:

Patient Stories

At the University of Maryland Medical Center, we pride ourselves on giving personalized care to each and every patient that comes through our doors. Watch videos and read stories about patients treated at UMMC:

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