Center for Heart Valve Disease
Heart valve disease is the third most common cause of heart problems in the U.S. There are four valves in the heart that direct blood flow through the chambers of the heart. Heart valve disease can occur in any of the valves, and often leads to heart failure if left untreated.
In people with heart valve disease, a valve either fails to open properly (stenosis) or fails to close properly, allowing backward flow of blood (regurgitation). Diseases of the mitral or aortic valves (the valves of the left side of the heart) are common, affecting more than five percent of the population. Read more
Northwestern Memorial is ranked as the 9th best Cardiology & Heart Surgery program in the country and entered the top 10 for the first time.
Visit our clinical outcomes section to view the performance of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.
Visit our video library to view heart valve disease videos featuring Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute physicians.
Meet a few of our patients that have successfully undergone treatment at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. Read More
What is the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute?
Patrick M. McCarthy, MD
Director, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
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Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
675 N. Saint Clair St.
19th Floor, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60611
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.