More Experience, Better Outcomes
Duke University Hospital was named one of Healthgrade's top 50 best hospitals for cardiac surgery, recognizing "superior clinical outcomes" for heart valve surgery. As a high-volume center, we have extensive experience and consistently excellent outcomes with transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a minimally invasive alternative to open heart surgery.
More Minimally Invasive Treatments
Our heart surgeons offer minimally invasive techniques in which the surgeon reaches and repairs the aortic valve through small incisions -- which may reduce blood loss, scarring, and the risk of infection while speeding your recovery.
A Choice of Heart Valve Replacements
If you need a heart valve replacement, we offer mechanical valves made of carbon, as well as tissue valves made from animal tissue. We screen and educate you on the best alternative for your needs and lifestyle.