Valve Conference

Twice a month, the Houston Methodist DeBakey Valve Clinic holds a Valve Conference to discuss complex cases involving clinic patients and those referred by physicians outside Houston Methodist.

Conference participants include a team of cardiovascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists and imaging experts. The group discusses diagnostic strategies, treatment options and possible surgical intervention. The conference meets to assess risks or get second opinions.

Discussions can include patient imaging data (echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), or angiogram), audio and video. 

Through teleconferencing, referring physicians, no matter their location, can discuss their cases with other valve disease experts. After each conference, referring physicians and Valve Clinic physicians receive a summary of issues presented, the discussion and the treatment consensus.

This conference, established in 2009, is unique to the Houston Methodist DeBakey Valve Clinic. It is considered an invaluable resource to referring physicians and the local heart team.

To refer a clinical case for Valve Conference:
By phone: 713.441.2863

Valve Clinic
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
6550 Fannin St. 
Smith Tower, Suite 1401
Scheduling: 713.441.2863