Generally, open heart surgery can repair or replace a damaged heart valve. Percutaneous valve replacement is a nonsurgical approach designed for people who are very weak and may not be able to tolerate open-heart surgery.

During this procedure, the physician will secure a catheter in your groin and direct it into the chambers of your heart. A new valve is inserted through a tube (through the groin and into the heart) and secured.

Location Information

For a physician referral, please call 877-74-HEART (43278).

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237