Dr. Bartley Griffith performing aortic valve disease surgery

The aortic valve controls blood flow from the main pumping chamber of your heart (left ventricle) to your aorta, the main artery in your body.

Aortic valve disease is most commonly seen as a narrowing in the opening, called valve stenosis.

It can also present as a leaking valve, when the opening doesn't close properly, which is called valve regurgitation

Treatments for Aortic Valve Disease

Patient Stories

We strive to give personalized care to every patient that comes into our care. Read stories about patients treated at the University of Maryland Medical Center for aortic disease.

Special Recognition

The University of Maryland Medical Center was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high performing hospital in aortic valve surgery.