The Smidt Heart Institute provides state-of-art treatment options and innovative clinical research trials for valvular heart disease, including aortic, mitral, triscupid and pulmonic valves. Our expert team is composed of interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and advanced practice providers, who offer a full spectrum of innovative procedures such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), percutaneous mitral valve repair (MitraClip), minimally invasive surgery, robotic mitral valve repairs and open heart surgery.

Year after year, Cedars-Sinai performs the highest volume of TAVR procedures in the nation.
Conditions, Diagnostics & Treatments

We diagnose and treat the complete range of valvular heart disease and related conditions. 

Robotic Mitral Valve Repair

Surgeons at the Smidt Heart Institute are leaders in robotic mitral valve repair. Our program has received a three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality care, from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for outstanding outcomes in mitral valve replacement and repair surgeries. We have a near 100% repair rate for degenerative mitral disease.

Clinical Trials & Research

Learn more about the latest clinical trials being conducted by teams of medical researchers and doctors, aimed at making available new diagnostic, medical and surgical discoveries.

Medical Professionals & Postgraduates

Cedars-Sinai offers a number of programs for graduate studies, continuing medical education, conferences, symposiums and other professional opportunities for learning, discovery and training.

A Patient's Guide to Valvular Heart Disease

Learn what to expect from your heart valve care at Cedars-Sinai. Our guide will help you prepare for, receive and recover from your heart valve procedure, including minimally invasive surgical options for people at every age, stage of disease or prognosis.  

Lara Borda has become more active since her heart surgery. Her parents can now rest assured that the comprehensive team at the Smidt Heart Institute will help her stay on the road to a long and healthy life.

Get Help or Make an Appointment

To learn more or make an appointment, call or send a message to the Valvular Heart Disease Team. You also can have us call you back at your convenience.

Interventional Cardiology

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Pacific Time

Cardiac Surgery

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Pacific Time (U.S.)

Available 24 hours a day