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Mission Structural Heart Clinic – World Class Solutions

Mission Structural Heart Clinic (SHC) assembled a team of pioneering physicians, nurses, and staff, performing cutting-edge procedures for a number of other heart conditions through a minimally invasive catheter approach. Complementing its technological capability, Mission Structural Heart Clinic (SHC) is distinguished by a unique collaborative approach. This clinic is designed to determine the best treatment options for patient with symptomatic, sever aortic stenosis.

WATCHMAN ™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device Procedure

This minimally invasive procedure provides an alternative treatment to long-term anticoagulants for the prevention of stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.

The WATCHMAN ™ LAAC device is the most studied LAAC device in the world and is the only device with long tem data from both randomized trails and multi-center registries. This device provided patients with comparable overall protection against all-cause stoke and statistically superior reduction in cardiovascular death and major bleeding compared to warfin. WATCHMAN™ device allowed the vast majority of patients to stop taking warfarin after 45 days to one year.

Mission’s WATCHMAN ™ implant team includes echocardiographers, interventional cardiologists, cardiac electrophysiologist, cardiac surgeons and anesthesiologists.

 

WATCHMAN™ Procedure

TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)

The Mission Heart approach to treating Aortic Stenosis (AS) emphasizes collaboration and convenience. This is the least invasive option for patients with severe aortic stenosis not amendable to conventional surgery to treat problematic heart valve conditions.

TAVR has been FDA approved and designed for the patients with severe aortic valve stenosis who are at high risk for complications by traditional surgery. With TAVR, the valve is inserted via catheter and implanted within the diseased native aortic valve.

Since 2012, nearly 300 such procedures have been performed at Mission Heart. Mission serves as reference training center site sharing innovative approaches to such procedures as TAVR.

 

Nurse Navigator Team

For additional information on WATCHMAN™, contact Structural Heart Coordinators, Trey Barrett and Twyla Ryan, RN at 828-213-7355 or trey.barrett@msj.org and twyla.ryan@msj.org.

For additional information on TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement), contact Structural Heart Coordinator, Dana Triplett, RN, at 828-213-0111 or dana.triplett@msj.org.