Adult Structural Heart Disease

Managment of (ASHD) at the University of Louisville is focused on adult patients with congenital or acquired structural heart disease. Our team [listed at right] are experts at the diagnosis and treatment of adult congenital and acquired anomalies of the heart. We offer consultative and diagnostic services to patients and their families and provide a comprehensive and definitive treatment plan. Currently, apart from medical management, two treatment strategies exist for treatment of congenital and acquired cardiac structural defectsadult structural heart disease, namely, surgical (open-chest/heart) and transcatheter (percutaneous or catheter-based). Our interventional and surgical team is able to address disorders of the heart with minimally invasive methods.

About Structural Heart Disease

Our service offers interaction with, specialist nurses, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons and includes the following services:

Patient ASHD Evaluation and Diagnosis

Ambulatory Clinic
Evaluation of new and returning ASHD patients
Coordinate testing, risk assessment and initiation of medical therapy

Echocardiography/Non-invasive Hemodynamics
Tissue Doppler and strain echocardiography to evaluate cardiac mechanics

Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy/Computed Tomography:
Assessment of cardiac morphology

Treatment for Congenital and Acquired Anomalies of the Heart

Interventional Cardiology
Catheter-based therapies

Cardiac Surgery
Surgically-based therapies