Heart Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery
Heart valve repair or replacement surgery is a treatment option for valvular heart disease. When heart valves become damaged or diseased, they may not function properly. Conditions which may cause heart valve dysfunction are valvular stenosis and valvular insufficiency (regurgitation).
Tricuspid atresia (TA) is a heart defect present at birth (congenital). It occurs when the tricuspid valve doesn’t form right during fetal heart development. This happens during the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. The tricuspid valve is located between the right upper chamber (atrium) and the right lower chamber (ventricle) of the heart. The defect keeps blood from flowing normally from the right atrium to the right ventricle.
Adult Congenital Heart Program
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program is the first integrated program in Connecticut dedicated to the care of adult patients with complex congenital heart disease. Our multidisciplinary program encompasses the full spectrum of care and provides continuity for adults living with congenital heart disease. We provide regular inpatient and outpatient services to the most complex adult congenital heart patients, offering a full spectrum of advanced diagnostic imaging (including echocardiography and MRI), exercise testing, and surgical and less-invasive catheterization therapies. Working with...
Heart Failure Program
Our highly skilled cardiologists are specially trained to treat and diagnose heart failure, a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle can’t pump enough blood to meet the body's needs for blood and oxygen. Our physicians work as part of a multidisciplinary team to offer you comprehensive care with the goal of prolonging your life and improving its quality. Treatment options may include medications, short- or long-term mechanical support and heart transplant .
Pediatric Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Program
Our program offers diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures for children and adults with congenital heart disease. We are nationally recognized for technological advances in diagnosis and intervention, and we routinely treat young patients who would have otherwise required open heart surgery. For patients who do need surgery, we work in conjunction with Yale Medicine Cardiac Surgery to provide treatment for congenital heart disease and heart transplantation.
Cardiac Advanced Imaging Program
Our Advanced Imaging Program features advanced technology to capture images of the heart, which allows our physicians to make accurate diagnoses and decide on the best treatment for you. Obtaining and interpreting images of the heart are paramount to successfully managing cardiac conditions. Among the techniques we use are nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and cardiac CT imaging, a diagnostic method that allows us to take images of blood vessels, bones and internal organs.