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Valvular Heart Disease

(L to R) Drs. Fay Lin, Robert Minutello, Shing-Chiu Wong, Ingrid Hriljac, Geoffrey Bergman and Evelyn Horn

Valvular Heart Disease

Heart valve (valvular) disease occurs when any of the heart’s four valves do not work correctly—making it harder for the heart to pump blood throughout the body.

According to the American Heart Association, about 5 million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year. With early diagnosis and specialized treatment, valvular heart disease patients can experience fewer and less severe complications. 

Valvular Heart Disease Expertise at Weill Cornell Medicine Acquavella Heart Valve Center

At the Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Division of Cardiology, an experienced team of experts diagnoses and treats patients with valvular heart disease. Patients are generally first seen at the William Acquavella Heart Valve Center

Diagnosis: Weill Cornell Medicine cardiologists use advanced imaging modalities, including new technology in 3D Echocardiography, MRI, and CT Angiography, to evaluate patients with valvular heart disease. 

Collaborative care: We treat patients with all forms of valve disease. Our general cardiologists collaborate with interventional cardiologists, arrhythmia specialists, radiologists, and cardiac surgeons to provide the best care and achieve optimal results for our patients. 

Achievements in research: In addition to the clinical care of patients with valvular heart disease, our physicians have made significant contributions to the understanding of these conditions. They have designed, conducted, and led multicenter studies thathave examined the effects and prognosis of aortic and mitral disease in large populations of patients. 

Physicians at Weill Cornell are well-known for their expertise in mitral valve prolapse and aortic stenosis and have published authoritative articles and book chapters on these subjects. 

To learn more about our valve center, please visit the William Acquavella Heart Valve Center.

Request an Appointment

To make an appointment to see one of our physicians with expertise in valvular heart disease, you may:

  • Contact our physician offices directly by calling: 212-746-4789 
  • Established patients can request an appointment online, using Weill Cornell Connect. We will make every effort to call you within 24 hours.

Our staff is here to help coordinate your care. They will provide you with information on our physicians, their areas of expertise and help arrange for your visit and other testing when appropriate.

Our Physicians

Faculty Title Phone
Headshot of Shing-Chiu Wong
Shing-Chiu Wong, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Director Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories 212-746-4789
Headshot of Geoffrey Bergman
Geoffrey W. Bergman, M.B.,B.S.
Associate Professor of Medicine 212-746-4789
Headshot of Robert Minutello
Robert Mark Minutello, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director Interventional Cardiology Fellowship 212-746-4789
Headshot of Mary Roman
Mary J. Roman, M.D.
Professor of Medicine 646-962-4733

Make an Appointment

(212) 746-4789

Weill Cornell Medical College
Division of Cardiology
520 East 70th Street, Starr 443
New York, NY 10021