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Your body has four heart valves: the aortic, pulmonary, mitral and tricuspid. In a healthy heart, the four valves work as gatekeepers, letting blood flow in and out of your heart in the right direction. Heart valve disease is when one or more of those valves doesn’t open or close correctly.
There can be a number of reasons why a heart valve isn’t working properly, and those reasons don’t discriminate by age—some people are born with a heart valve defect.
Other causes include:
Mild heart valve disease may not cause any symptoms, but more serious cases may require medical or surgical intervention by a Cooper and Inspira Cardiac Care cardiologist.
Inspira Health and Cooper University Health Care have combined their systems’ complementary heart services under one program, Cooper and Inspira Cardiac Care. This robust partnership gives patients access to state-of-the-art treatment techniques and renowned cardiologists from both networks to produce superior outcomes.
With Cooper and Inspira Cardiac Care, you’re connected to a full spectrum of heart expertise. Our combined services span everything from evaluation and diagnosis, to advanced heart surgery, to cardiac rehabilitation. We offer the most minimally invasive techniques (TAVR, Watchman, robotic-assisted surgery) and state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities. Nurse navigators are there to guide you and answer your questions every step of the way.
There’s no reason to travel outside of New Jersey to find comprehensive heart care and specialists. Cooper and Inspira Cardiac Care is the largest cardiac program in South Jersey, giving patients access to more national and international renowned cardiologists in more locations than ever before. Inspira Health Medical Centers Woodbury and Vineland are certified by the American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services as Chest Pain Centers. This recognizes Inspira’s commitment to excellence in managing the evaluation and treatment of chest pain syndromes, including emergency cardiac catheterization and stunting of blocked arteries causing acute heart attacks. Additionally, all three Inspira Medical Centers have received the Beacon Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for excellence in critical care nursing, while Cooper has been recognized by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for superior surgical outcomes.
Get the full spectrum of heart care, from diagnostic testing to state-of-the-art treatment, with Cooper and Inspira Cardiac Care.
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