Yale New Haven Health Heart and Vascular Center (HVC) is widely recognized for its exceptional care and treatment options for individuals with heart valve disease. We are dedicated to providing outstanding care, and this commitment is reflected in our comprehensive cardiac surgery program available at Bridgeport and Yale New Haven hospitals.
Our range of advanced valve procedures includes robotic-assisted mitral valve repair, minimally invasive mitral valve repair using MitraClip®, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Yale New Haven Hospital is the sole facility in New England to offer robotic-assisted mitral valve repair using the da Vinci Xi® robotic surgical system.
Additionally, we are among the select few hospitals in the United States that perform the AVNeo™ (Ozaki) procedure, utilizing the patient's own tissue to create a new aortic valve. The minimally invasive TAVR and transcatheter mitral valve replacement procedures allow for valve replacement without the need for open-heart surgery. Our expert cardiac physicians at Yale New Haven Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital have performed the highest number of TAVRs in Connecticut, achieving exceptional outcomes. Moreover, we provide valve-sparing root replacement, bicuspid aortic valve repair, and clinical trials for transcatheter tricuspid valve therapy. (All mentioned trademarks belong to their respective owners.)
At our Heart and Vascular Center, heart valve patients receive a patient-centered approach to care, with a strong emphasis on achieving successful surgical outcomes. Our nurse coordinators collaborate closely with patients, their families, and the physician teams.