Heart Valve Disease: What You Need to Know
What are the various types heart valve disease and what treatment options are available for both mitral valve and aortic valve disorders? Get answers to these questions and more during a video chat with heart diseases experts Dr. James Gammie and Dr. Christopher deFilippi.
Dr. James Gammie is a cardiac surgeon at the University of Maryland Heart Center and an associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
His clinical and research interests include minimally invasive and video-assisted mitral valve repair, off-pump bypass or "beating heart" surgery, and the treatment of atrial fibrillation using a modified MAZE-type procedure, cryoprobes, and microwave technology. He also contributes to the growing heart and lung transplant program and the mechanical circulatory support program at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Dr. Christopher deFilippi is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His special interests include echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, post-transplant surveillance and management of patients with kidney disease. He is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases.