Structural Heart Program

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The Structural Heart Program provides diagnosis and innovative treatment options for heart valve conditions and other vital structural issues of the heart. At the forefront of innovation, we are Northeast Florida’s leader in quality, outcomes and cutting-edge research with:

  • A multidisciplinary team of interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons with over 60 years combined experience
  • Over 1,000 procedures performed
  • Multiple clinical trials for new devices and procedures to help patients extend and improve the quality of their lives
  • Advanced multimodality imaging technology and state-of-the-art hybrid operating suites
  • An annual symposium providing education on technologies and innovations in cardiovascular care to physicians and providers from all over the country
  • Physicians who teach at international educational conferences and proctor other health systems in leading technology and procedures

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An Innovative Structural Heart Program

The Structural Heart Program at Baptist Health is one of the top programs in the country with higher volumes of treatment and better outcomes than national medians. Dr. Satpathy’s team was the first to use the “magic stitch,” a minimally invasive technique that allows patients to recover, walk, and be discharged sooner and with fewer complications.

Innovation like this has been at the core of our program since it started in 2016. Learn more about structural heart conditions, treatments and research here:

  • Innovative Treatment: MitraClip®

    Minimally invasive procedures such as the MitraClip® are available at Baptist's Valve Clinic.

  • Innovative Treatment: PVL Closure

    Paravalvular leak repair at Baptist Health.



Innovative Treatment: 1st in Southeast to implant new afib treatment

Baptist Heart Specialists lead the way with first use in region following FDA approval.

The device, Amplatzer™ Amulet™ Left Atrial Appendage Occluder, is designed to treat patients with Afib (irregular heartbeats) who are unable to tolerate blood thinners to reduce risk of stroke.

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Structural Heart Team

Because structural heart patients and procedures are complex, experience and expertise is crucial to ensuring optimal patient outcomes. Our nationally recognized team uses a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment planning through our Valve Clinic. Patients benefit from this personalized, coordinated care as well as our comprehensive range of medical and surgical treatment options.


Dr. Satpathy presenting at a seminar

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Valve Clinic

The Valve Clinic at Baptist offers expert diagnosis and care from a multidisciplinary team of interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons specializing in minimally invasive techniques.

Several Baptist Heart Specialists doctors meeting at a table discussing patient treatment together.
This team uses a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment planning called a Valve Conference, where details of each case are discussed to create the best plan for the patient.

Led by Ruby Satpathy, MD, FACC, FSCAI, our Valve Clinic is conveniently located in the offices of Baptist Heart Specialists at Baptist Jacksonville to provide patients with complex valve conditions a single location where they can be seen by multiple specialists without having to make multiple appointments.

Call our Structural Heart Scheduler at 904.202.9500 to learn more about WATCHMAN or make an appointment at our Valve Clinic.

Call for an Appointment 904.202.9500

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Patient Stories and Education

Here you’ll find patient success stories and news about innovative procedures being performed by the structural heart team.

  • Back to doing what he loves

    When Alan Yakabow, an 83-year old neurologist and psychiatrist, needed help treating his newly-diagnosed mitral valve regurgitation (MR), he turned to Baptist Medical Center Nassau and Ruby Satpathy, MD, FACC, FSCAI, at Baptist Heart Specialists. She had treated his wife’s MR five years before, so she is the one he trusted to perform the procedure that could repair his heart.

    "I know Dr. Satpathy. I believe in her. She’s my doc."

    Dr. Yakabow is back to doing what he loves after a successful procedure: walking up to seven miles a day, providing pro-bono medical care at the VA and traveling with his wife. “Life is good,” he said.

  • Several Baptist Heart Specialists doctors meeting at a table, with Dr. Ruby Satpathy discussing patient treatment together.