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Structural heart

The structural heart program focuses on the surgical treatment of patients with heart disease and other vascular conditions. Surgical options may include repairing or replacing damaged valves through methods such as TAVR and SAVR.

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Comprehensive structural heart care in Plantation, Florida

HCA Florida Westside Hospital is leading the way in advanced cardiovascular treatments for structural heart conditions.

These conditions may include heart valve disease that causes valves to narrow, leak or become blocked. Working together, our multidisciplinary care team will create an individualized treatment plan to help preserve and restore your cardiovascular health.

How is your heart?

Try our free risk assessment to learn more about your risk for certain heart conditions, and take action to prevent future complications.

Try our free risk assessment to learn more about your risk for certain heart conditions, and take action to prevent future complications.

Structural heart conditions

We offer treatment options that help save and improve lives for people who have various heart conditions that impact the structure of the heart. These conditions include:

  • Aortic stenosis
  • Congenital openings between heart chambers
  • Heart vessel (coronary artery) blockage
  • Intolerance to anticoagulants
  • Prosthetic valve failure
  • Regurgitation

Our structural heart program

The structural heart team at our valve clinic is committed to providing you with excellent care according to best practice guidelines.

Specialty surgical treatment options we offer

Based on your surgical risk, diagnostic testing, and individual evaluation, our structural heart team may recommend surgery as one of your best options. In those cases, we offer specialty procedures that include:

Heart valve surgery

At our hospital, diseased heart valves may require open surgical intervention with our experienced cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiovascular staff.

Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO)

This surgery is a first-of-its-kind, proven alternative to long-term warfarin (anticoagulant medication) therapy for stroke-risk reduction in people who have non-valvular AFib.

Mitral regurgitation treatments

If you are considered to be high- or prohibitive-risk for conventional valve repair or replacement surgery, we now offer you a catheter-based alternative.

Structural heart Classes & Events


Joint Replacement Pre-Op Class 
 June 27, 2022
 11:30 - 1:30pm
 JFK Medical Center - North Campus
This class provides you with important information to help prepare you for your upcoming procedure. Light lunch will be provided....

Joint Replacement Pre-Op Class 
 June 27, 2022
 11:30 - 1:30pm
 JFK Medical Center - North Campus
This class provides you with important information to help prepare you for your upcoming procedure. Light lunch will be provided....

Natural Remedies In Diabetes 
 June 30, 2022
 11:59 - 11:59pm
 Central Florida Regional Hospital - Online Class
Natural Remedies in Diabetes gives oversite to the utilization of natural remedies and explores the research surrounding it....

Spine Education Class - Virtual 
 July 1 - July 31, 2022
 6:00 - 11:59pm
 Capital Regional Medical Center - Online Class
If you are unable to attend an in-person class, please take this pre-recorded Spine Education Class....

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