Did you know that valves are important in helping direct the flow of blood through your heart? When valves are not working correctly, symptoms may occur that limit your ability to function normally such as:
- shortness of breath
- rapid weight gain from water retention
- chest pressure or pain
The valve clinic makes early evaluation and monitoring of valve disease a top priority. Our program evaluates patients with valve disease and effectively treats symptoms to preserve the function of their heart.
Our valve team will include a cardiologist or cardiothoracic surgeon. They will determine a treatment plan for your valve condition.
Your initial evaluation includes:
- A comprehensive medical history
- Physical examination
- Echocardiogram (painless ultrasound of the heart)
- Discussion of test results and treatment plan options.
The Valve Clinic is located on the first floor of Trident Medical Center and is open on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. To schedule an appointment, please call 843-797-FIND (3463).