Structural Heart and Valve Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a leader in treating heart valve disease with the newest transcatheter techniques. Just as important, our research is helping develop the next big innovations in the field.  

Conditions We Treat

  • Aortic stenosis
  • Aortic regurgitation
  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Tricuspid regurgitation

Structural Heart and Valve Center Team

Structural Heart and Valve Center: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care: Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is the top-ranked heart program in Tennessee, according to U.S. News & World Report. And Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked the state’s No. 1 adult hospital.
  • Expert doctors: Our team includes general cardiologists, interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, all with advanced training and expertise in structural heart and valve disease. We treat patients with all diseases of the aortic, mitral or tricuspid valve, from the routine to the complex. Patients from around the region travel to Vanderbilt for advanced care of common and rare heart conditions.
  • Convenience: At our center, you’ll see both a cardiologist and a surgeon in one appointment. You may be able to make a treatment decision that day and have your procedure in a couple of weeks.
  • Minimally invasive treatment: Less invasive transcatheter and surgical techniques treat many types of valve disease. Incisions are small, if any. And most patients go home the next day.
  • Clinical trials: At Vanderbilt, you have access to clinical trials studying the latest treatment options for heart valve disease. You may be able to have promising new treatments — such as transcatheter valve repair or replacement — before they are widely available.
  • Innovative research: Our research is helping develop the next transformative innovations to treat patients with heart valve disease. We are at the forefront of better understanding the causes of heart valve disease, finding new ways to treat it and improving patient outcomes.

Tests, Treatments and Services We Offer

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • MitraClip
  • Transcatheter mitral valve replacement
  • Transcatheter valve-in-valve procedures
  • Transcatheter tricuspid valve interventions
  • Surgical valve repair or replacement
  • Paravalvular leak closure
  • Mitral balloon valvuloplasty
  • Alcohol septal ablation
  • Atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closure


Vanderbilt Heart
Medical Center East
1215 21st Ave S., 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232

Related Programs, Clinics and Services

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Interventional Cardiology

For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to the Structural Heart and Valve Center, call (615) 875-5035.