The Valve Clinic at the Heart and Imaging Center provides patients compassionate and individualized care using state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic technologies to help visualize valve disease and determine the best course of treatment. The specialty clinic is supported by patient-focused and knowledgeable physicians, nurses and medical staff, furthering Loma Linda University Medical Center's commitment to whole person wellness.
The Valve Clinic offers a comprehensive valve evaluation center where our experienced physicians evaluate optimal therapy and treatment to relieve symptoms and preserve the function of the heart as well as provide post-surgical surveillance on patients with severe valve problems.
The goals of the Valve Clinic include but are not limited to:
- Assessment of known or suspected valve problems
- Analysis of patients with valve problems
- Transesophageal echocardiography for evaluation of heart valves
- Supervision of patients after valve repair or replacement
- Evaluation of patients for percutaneous valvuloplasty
- Complex mitral valve repairs
Valves maintain and direct the flow of blood through the heart. When valves do not function properly, a patient may experience symptoms that can limit their ability to function normally. Initial patient consultation is combined with a transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE). and other diagnostic tests such as Electrocardiograms (EKG), Cardiac Stress Tests (CST) and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scans (CMR).
Contact Us & Learn More
To make an appointment, please call us toll free at (888) 558-2713. For more information, email the Valve Clinic. Referring physicians, please fax your request to (909) 835-1229. In the event of an emergency, call 911.