Heart valve disorders

An overview of Providence Health Care’s services and resources for adults living with heart valve issues.


Heart valve disorders occur when one or more of your heart valves won't open or close the way they should.

There are three common types of heart valve disorders: stenosis, prolapse, and regurgitation.

Diagnosis & testing

Your Providence care team will need to do a combination of tests to diagnose your heart valve disorder. These tests may include some or all of the following:

Treatment & management

Poorly functioning valves may eventually need to be repaired or replaced. Your care team will discuss your options with you.

Surgeries & procedures

Clinics that treat heart valve disorders

If you are referred to our specialized clinic for people with heart valve disorders, we will help you determine what therapies are available to you to fix your valve disease.

Surgical Mitral/Tricuspid Valve Clinic 

Room 439, Burrard Building
St. Paul’s Hospital
Tel: 604-806-9180
Fax: 604-806-8375
Email: mitralclinic@vch.ca

Support services

Providence Health Care offers a variety of services to support those we care for. The following services may be of use or benefit to you and your families.

Support for Indigenous Peoples

The Indigenous Wellness Liaison Team is here to support your health journey. Team members offer cultural support and healthcare advocacy. Learn more below or call them at 604-682-2344 ext. 62937 or email IWL@providencehealth.bc.ca.

  • Indigenous wellness services

    The Indigenous Wellness Team at Providence is available to support Indigenous patients and their families. We are here to coordinate culturally safe wellness supports and services.

Clinical trials & research

Advances in heart valve treatments are all thanks to medical research. While participating in research is a decision you should make for yourself in consultation with your care team, there is much activity in this area so please ask us about our research programs if you’re interested.

By taking part in research, you can help us all learn more about heart disease and find better ways to help people like you live and thrive with the condition. While you cannot assume benefit to yourself, your participation can make a difference in improving care for future patients.

The following clinical trials are currently enrolling volunteers. Please ask your care team for more information or contact the research team listed on each study or trial. For other information about research at Providence Health Care, please visit Providence Research.

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