The emerging field of structural heart disease has grown significantly over the last decade. As the leading structural heart disease program in the area, we have strong relationships with your referring physicians to ensure you get the best care possible.

Why Choose Us for Structural Heart Disease Care 

  • We are the first structural heart program in Southwest Riverside County to offer TAVR and TMVR (MitraClip) services.  
  • When open heart surgery is not recommended or ideal, we treat heart disease with advanced, breakthrough therapies. 
  • We work with a team of cardiothoracic surgeons, nurse practitioners, imaging specialists, anesthesiologists and clinical coordinators to provide individualized, patient-centered care.

What is structural heart disease?

Structural heart disease refers to heart defects that may be present from birth or develop over time. It can include abnormalities of the: 

  • Heart structures
  • Valves
  • Vessels

With the right treatment, structural heart disease can be corrected. This greatly reduces the risk of heart failure.

Our Services

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

If your condition is severe aortic stenosis, TAVR may be the nonsurgical approach you need to replace the narrow valve and improve heart function.

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Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR or MitraClip)

If you have a diagnosis of mitral valve regurgitation, the MitraClip procedure can reduce the strain on your heart and help you get back to living your fullest life.

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Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC): Watchman/Amulet

If you have atrial fibrillation and can't use blood thinners, the Watchman implant can significantly reduce your risk of disabling or fatal strokes. This small implant is inserted into the heart by a small incision on the upper leg and closes off an area of the heart prone to blood clots. Since the procedure does not require open-heart surgery, you'll enjoy a shorter recovery time.

Our highly-trained team includes physicians, anesthesiologists and support staff with expertise in the Watchman procedure.


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Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure

A patent foramen ovale (hole in the heart) closure is a procedure for patients who have had a mini stroke. If you suffer from low blood oxygen levels due to a patent foramen ovale (or PFO), you may benefit from a PFO closure. 

Our highly-specialized structural heart team is a regional leader in the diagnosis and closure of patent foramen ovales. Our specialists can help you monitor and assess your need for a PFO closure. To best suit your condition's unique needs, we offer different methods to close a PFO.