Specialists and Care Centers

Bicuspid Aortic Valve Specialists and Care Centers

Northwestern Medicine offers comprehensive care for bicuspid aortic valve through The Martha and Richard Melman Family Bicuspid Aortic Valve Program.

The Martha and Richard Melman Family Bicuspid Aortic Valve Program is the first to offer support to patients and families affected by bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), through screening, monitoring, family assessment, treatment and research from diagnosis to surgery and beyond.

Our cardiologists and cardiac surgeons offer highly sophisticated treatment options for people with BAV, ranging from medical therapy to highly advanced surgical interventions. Clinical care from board-certified cardiologists and cardiac surgeons specializing in heart valve disease includes:

  • Coordination of care with your local physicians, including providing updates on your care and progress
  • Monitoring and evaluation of your BAV through the use of ECHO, CT scan and MRI testing
  • Advanced diagnostic 4D flow MRI, giving highly detailed and advanced non-invasive images of your valve and aorta
  • An invitation for your first-degree relatives to participate in the program due to the hereditary nature of BAV
  • Access to ongoing, state-of-the-art research specifically for BAV patients and their families

Six niche centers within the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute offer patient focused, specialized care, making the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute a leading destination for both initial diagnoses and second opinions. These niche programs include physicians, nurses and a range of multidisciplinary specialists working with patients to navigate the complex health care system, ensuring continuity of care and a seamless shift from inpatient to outpatient services and ultimately home.

Contact Us
To schedule an appointment or inquire about services at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, please call 312.NM.HEART (664.3278).

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Referring Physicians
Open communication and cooperation with referring physicians is a critical component of achieving high-quality care and minimizing the challenges that come with treating cardiovascular conditions. For physician-to-physician consultation regarding the best patient care, please contact the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 312.NM.HEART (664.3278).

Six niche centers within the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute offer patient focused, specialized care, making the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute a leading destination for both initial diagnoses and second opinions. These niche programs include physicians, nurses and a range of multidisciplinary specialists working with patients to navigate the complex health care system, ensuring continuity of care and a seamless shift from inpatient to outpatient services and ultimately home.

Contact Us
To schedule an appointment or inquire about services at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, please call 847.53.HEART (534.3278).

Cardiovascular Clinical Trials
For information regarding cardiovascular clinical trials:

Six niche centers within the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute offer patient focused, specialized care, making the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute a leading destination for both initial diagnoses and second opinions. These niche programs include physicians, nurses and a range of multidisciplinary specialists working with patients to navigate the complex health care system, ensuring continuity of care and a seamless shift from inpatient to outpatient services and ultimately home.

Contact Us
To schedule an appointment or inquire about services at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, please call 630.232.0280

Cardiovascular Clinical Trials
For information regarding cardiovascular clinical trials:

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