What to Expect

If you need treatment for a structural heart condition, the Center for Structural Heart Disease at Henry Ford Hospital offers world-class care. Our internationally known heart specialists are at the forefront of the most advanced, minimally invasive procedures to treat heart valve and other structural heart diseases.

Minimally invasive heart procedures at Henry Ford: What to expect

Making the decision to have a heart procedure is a serious consideration, one that families should discuss together. Whether your physician referred you to Henry Ford or you contacted us directly, you can expect prompt attention to your health needs when you meet with us for an evaluation.

Your heart procedure: What to expect

As you prepare for your procedure at the Center for Structural Heart Disease, you’ll find helpful information about what to expect throughout your treatment process:

  • Preparing for your procedure: We’ve listed everything you need to do to in the days or weeks before your heart procedure to be fully prepared. Find out about preparing for your procedure.
  • Day of your procedure: Find out what to bring and where to go when you come to Henry Ford on the day of your procedure.
  • After your procedure: Your recovery begins with a brief hospital stay at Henry Ford after your procedure.
  • Going home: It’s important to start planning for your recovery before you have your procedure. You will need someone to help you for about the first week of going home and recovery.

Henry Ford: Helpful information for patients

As you plan for your heart procedure, you will have many questions about coming to Henry Ford, such as:

  • Where can my family stay while one of us is receiving treatment?  Our Guest Services program helps our patients and their families find lodging, local transportation and other services.
  • Does Henry Ford accept my health insurance? We have a list of health insurance plans accepted at our hospitals.
  • How can I obtain my medical records? Read about our advanced health information management system for your electronic medical records (EMR).
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