Approximately 5 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year. With an aging population that is often too frail for open-heart surgery, more than 20,000 Americans die of the disease each year, according to the American Heart Association. Watch “Minds of Medicine - Last Chance: Saving Hearts and Lives” for a look behind-the-scenes as physicians at Henry Ford Hospital treat complex heart conditions.
Pioneers in treating heart valve disease
The Henry Ford Center for Structural Heart Disease treats heart defects which are congenital in nature (birth defects) and abnormalities of the valves and vessels of the heart wall that develop with wear and tear on the heart, or through other disease processes. Our structural heart disease team, led by Dr. William O’Neill, treats patients with complex heart disease, including:
Make an appointment or request information about the Center for Structural Heart Disease. You may also schedule an appointment by calling (313)916-1878.
Most Advanced Treatments for Heart Disease
When you come to the Center for Structural Heart Disease you will be evaluated by our team of experts, including Dr. O’Neill, who work collaboratively to determine the best treatment for you. Your team, which may include interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and other specialists, will share your treatment plan with you, your primary care physician, and/or your cardiologist so you will all be involved in choosing the best treatment option.
The Henry Ford Center for Structural Heart Disease continues to be a leader in providing patients with structural heart disease with the newest, most advanced treatments. If you have complex heart problems, you can feel confident you’ll have access to true experts with experience performing the latest and most innovative procedures, including:
If you are looking for a structural heart expert, or a second opinion, the Henry Ford Center for Structural Heart Disease has the most comprehensive treatment options. During your clinic visit you will be evaluated and additional cardiac imaging may be requested. At the end of your visit you will receive an evaluation and treatment options best suited for your condition.