Health First Opens Valve Clinic At HRMC
By Space Coast Medicine & Active Living // January 4, 2014
NEWEST ADDITION TO HEART & VASCULAR SERVICES
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center has announced the newest addition to its Heart & Vascular services, the newly opened Valve Clinic — the first one in Brevard County.
An estimated 1.5 million people in the United States suffer from aortic stenosis (AS).
The Valve Clinic at Health First Holmes Regional provides a comprehensive and team approach that includes a variety of medical experts who come up with individualized treatment options to ensure all patients receive the right care at the right place at the right time.
“Only a few years ago, treatments for heart valve diseases were limited and left many patients without treatment options, said Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Matthew Campbell.
“Thanks to advancements in technology, we are now able to help these patients and provide them with the best treatment options possible.”
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Severe symptomatic AS is a life-threatening condition. Without treatment, the two-year mortality rate is as high as 50%. In many cases, aortic valve disease can show no signs or symptoms until it worsens to a critical state.
Not treated, severe aortic stenosis can lead to death due to cardiac arrest, heart failure, stroke, or end stage organ failure. In addition, there is no medical management for aortic stenosis.
Treatment options at the Valve Clinic at Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center include the following:
- Traditional Aortic Valve Replacement
- Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
- Referral for Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
- Palliative Medical Management/Balloon Aortic Valuplasty
For more information, please contact the Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center Valve Clinic at 321-434-VALVE or 321-434-8258.
FULLY INTEGRATED HEALTH SYSTEM
Founded in 1995, Health First is a fully integrated health system. The not-for-profit employs more than 7,500 people and has four hospitals (including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital and Viera Hospital).
Health First Health Plans also offers a wide variety of health insurance plan options for Brevard and Indian River Counties. In addition, Health First is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center. Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast.
Health First offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including four Pro-Health and Fitness Centers. Visit Health-First.org for more information.