The Valve Center brings together a team of experienced cardiac caregivers to offer the most comprehensive care in the region for patients with valvular heart disease.
Heart valve disease occurs when one or more of the heart valves do not work properly because of calcification or leaking of the valves. These conditions cause the heart to pump harder to circulate blood to the body. Many times the heart produces an irregular noise, or murmur, as the blood is forced through the damaged valve. If left untreated, heart valve disease can reduce a person’s quality of life and become life-threatening. Symptoms typically occur when the valve is severely diseased and include shortness of breath with minimal activity, fatigue, chest pain, dizziness, and fainting.
In many cases, valves can be surgically repaired or replaced. Some patients may be a candidate for a less invasive procedure that requires a smaller incision, less time in the hospital and overall, shorter recovery time. We are also proud to offer the latest in valve replacement technology- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Regardless of the repair, our goal is to restore normal function to the heart, which allows our patients to return to the activities they enjoy. Learn more about TAVR online at newheartvalve.com.
The Valve Center’s Coordinator, a nurse practitioner, is the point of contact for patients and referring physicians. This ensures efficiency in scheduling patients for the most appropriate evaluation with the Valve Team. Patients will be contacted within three days of the referral to discuss diagnoses, testing and appointments
Valve Center physicians will dictate a letter to or call the referring physician within 48 hours of testing and evaluation to discuss recommendations.
After a patient’s treatment is completed, the Valve Center staff will make a follow-up appointment to the patient’s referring physician for ongoing care.
Most testing and physician consultation is done in one day; patients are scheduled for tests in the morning, and in the afternoon, the physicians review the tests and meet with the patient and family to discuss treatment options minimizing the need for multiple appointments.
Camille Richards, MSN, RNFA, FNP-BC, Valve Center Coordinator
William J. Harris, MDCardiothoracic Surgeon
W. Stewart Horsley, MDCardiothoracic Surgeon
Jose Sosa, PA-C
William H. Crowder, MDCardiologist
James L. Warnock, Jr., MDCardiologist
H. Chris Waterer, III, MDCardiologist
Call the Valve Center Referral Line: 601-969-0312. Or, complete an online referral request.
Physicians, please click here to refer a patient.
Patients, please click here to request an appointment/evaluation at the Valve Center.
The Valve Center at Baptist 501 Marshall Street, Suite 100 Jackson, Mississippi 39202 601-969-0312 | Toll Free 888-969-0312 | Fax 601-969-4199
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday
After hours calls will be directed to the appropriate specialists
If you are a new patient to The Valve Center, for your convenience you may download the Health Form and complete it prior to your first appointment.
Click here to download the form.
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