University of Minnesota Physicians Heart surgeons offer a full range of heart valve repairs and replacements.
A problem valve may not open wide enough, not close tightly enough, or both. In any case, not enough blood gets sent out to the body. Symptoms of valve problems may include breathing problems; angina—pain, pressure or tightness in your chest; feeling dizzy, faint or lightheaded; tiredness, especially with activity; or waking up at night coughing or short of breath.
Men and women of any age can have heart valve trouble. You may have been born with a problem valve—that’s a congenital defect. Or, a valve may have worn out as you aged.
- Patients – For more information: 612-365-5000.
- Physicians – Call our physician line for consultations or referrals: 612-365-6000.
Heart valve surgery is available at:
- University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
516 Delaware St. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455