Valve Repair vs. Replacement

The decision to repair versus replace the aortic valve is based on complex factors, as well as the experience and results of the particular treatment center.



Valvuloplasty is a minimally invasive procedure performed to increase the opening of a narrowed or defective valve in the heart. This procedure is performed in a cardiovascular catheterization laboratory.


Varian Edge

The Varian Edge™ radiosurgery system works by using highly focused beams of powerful radiation to overwhelm cancer cells.


Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are dilated veins that have lost their valve effectiveness and become elongated, bulged and thickened. Veins carry blood from the capillaries to the heart. In the leg, this means the blood has to flow upward, against gravity. These veins have one-way valves to prevent the blood from flowing backwards.


Vascular Surgery Program at MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute

Vascular disease is a disease of the blood vessels. When blood vessels are working as they should, blood moves through an intricate system to supply the organs, limbs and muscles with the right amount of this vital fluid. The circulation system also carries toxins to organs that eliminate them from the body.