Valve Science Center

Professional Resources

The Valve Science Center is a world-class research and education center for heart valve disease.

As a world leader in cardiac valve disease research, we actively participate in major clinical trials and conduct research pursued by leading physicians to understand valve disease and apply new treatment, diagnosis or monitoring methods. We are committed to translating heart valve disease research findings, implementing the learnings into routine clinical practice and widely sharing the information nationally and globally.

Leading the way in improving care and outcomes for valve patients, we are are recognized for notable “firsts”, including:

• First implant in world’s first pivotal trial (large study used to seek regulatory approval for the device) to evaluate a new approach for repairing leaky tricuspid heart valves —  2019
• First-in-human therapy of tricuspid regurgitation with the TriClip — 2017
• First-in-human therapy of severe mitral annular calcification using the Tendyne mitral prosthesis — 2017
• First-in-human therapy of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with MitraClip — 2016
• First transcatheter mitral valve replacement in the U.S. with the Tendyne bioprosthetic mitral valve — 2015
– The center is a world-class leader in mitral valve replacement and remains the most experienced site in the world
• First-in-human therapy with the Myocor device for treatment of mitral regurgitation — 2008

Valvular Heart Health Lectures from MHIF Grand Rounds

Watch recordings or view slides from past lectures on heart valve disease and related topics. 

September 14, 2020 • The Conundrum of Functional Mitral Regurgitation by Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, MD (Slides) (Recording)

April 13, 2020 • Mitral Valve Surgery by Robert J Steffen, MD (Slides) (Recording)

January 20, 2020 • Update of Tricuspid Regurgitation: Evaluation and Treatment by Anene Ukaigwe, MB, BS (Slides) (Recording)

October 14, 2019 • Structural Heart Update 2019 by Paul Sorajja, MD (Slides) (Recording)

September 9, 2019 • Health Care Disparities in Structural Heart Disease – TVINCITIES Update by Mario Gössl, MD, PhD  (Slides) (Recording)

April 22, 2019 • Multimodality Imaging for Valvular Disease – In Whom, When and Why? by João L. Cavalcante, MD, FACC, FSCMR, FSCCT (Slides) (Recording)

December 17, 2018 • The intersection of heart failure and structural cardiology by Peter Eckman, MD, FACC, FHFSA and Paul Sorajja, MD (Slides) (Recording)

January 22, 2018 • Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) 2018 by Paul Sorajja, MD (Slides) (Recording)

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