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Advanced Heart Disease Clinic

St. Joseph’s Medical Center is one of a select group of providers to offer patients in our region Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a less invasive procedure for heart valve replacement designed for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis.

Valve Clinic Services

The Morrissey Family Heart and Vascular Institute has a legacy of commitment and dedication to providing the best possible care for our patients. Our Advanced Heart Disease Clinic (Valve Clinic) consists of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to treating patients with various stages of heart disease, from advanced procedures including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), to disease management.

Once referred to St. Joseph's Valve Clinic, our team of experienced and highly skilled physicians and staff will help develop a plan of care for patients with advanced cardiac disease. For those who qualify for TAVR, the need for an open chest procedure is markedly reduced which translates into faster recovery, less pain, and overall improved outcomes for high-risk populations.

Meet our team

Our core TAVR Team includes Cyrus Buhari, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, James Morrissey, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, and Richard Waters, MD, Interventional Cardiologist. The team will work with your primary cardiologist to ensure continuity of care and determine the treatment plan that will be best for you.

Learn more 

Call our Valve Clinic Coordinator at (209) 467-6540 to learn more about St. Joseph’s Valve Clinic. Use our online Find a Doctor feature, or call (800) 677-4491 to get connected to a cardiologist who cares about your heart as much as you do. 



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Heart disease comes in many forms and can affect people of any age, gender, or ethnicity. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The more you can learn about your heart health, the better. Knowledge is truly powerful medicine that helps you understand your risks and take action to lessen your potential for problems. It can lead to early detection, and most importantly, to early treatment and better outcomes.

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