Structural Heart Clinic
1350 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30907
Physician Referrals: 706-288-3145
This clinic in University Hospital’s Heart & Vascular Institute specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of structural conditions that affect the interior walls of your heart, valves, arteries and veins.
We are proud to be the only hospital in the region to offer all of these advanced technologies in one comprehensive program.
University Hospital's Structural Heart Clinic offers the following minimally invasive heart procedures.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: This procedure is for patients who have been diagnosed with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis but may be too frail for traditional open-heart surgery. The procedure uses a catheter to replace the heart valve rather than opening the chest. Learn more.
MitraClip for Severe Mitral Valve Regurgitation: This procedure is for patients who have been diagnosed with a leaky heart valve, causing what is called mitral regurgitation. Patients who can not tolerate traditional surgery may be candidates for a MitraClip, in which the mitral valve is accessed with a catheter guided through a vein in the leg to reach the heart. Learn more.
LAAO Watchman Occlusion Device: This one-time procedure permanently implants a heart device to effectively reduce the risk of stroke for patients on long-term blood thinners due to atrial fibrillation.
Patent Foramen Ovale/Atrial-Septal Defect Closures: Patients with these congenital heart defects, or holes, can undergo a minimally invasive procedure with a closure device that is deployed via a catheter to essentially “plug” the hole. Learn more.