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Heart valve clinic

The first of its kind in northern Colorado, the heart valve clinic of Heart Center of the Rockies is a multispecialty, multidisciplinary clinic designed to assess, diagnose and treat patients with complex valve disease.

Here, cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons work side-by-side in one clinic location, sharing information as they collaborate to determine the best course of care for patients with valvular disease. Treatment for complex cases also includes a review by a team of valve disease experts, the Valve Board, who examine treatment plans to ensure quality care.

Our providers host regularly-scheduled, weekly appointments that include pertinent cardiac specialists so that patients don't have to endure multiple visits to different specialists.

Our program also features a clinically-trained and dedicated coordinator, Deanne Olson, who guides patients through their course of care, ensuring continuity, clear communications and comprehensive follow-up. She is also responsible for the valve clinic patient registry, which is designed to track patient data to assess prevalence, trends and outcomes.

At our state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient cardiac facilities, Heart Center of the Rockies offers innovated advancements in catheter- and surgical-based valve interventions. Our cardiac services are complemented by nationally accredited imaging services that include cardiac MRI, echocardiography, nuclear imaging and cardiac CT.

For more information about the Heart Center of the Rockies heart valve clinic, call our clinical coordinator, Deanne Olson at 970.624.1833 or send her an email at

Cardiac imaging

2D echocardiogram
Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
Stress echo

Cardiac CT
Nuclear imaging

Interventional cardiology

ASD closure
PFO closure

Minimally invasive procedures

The goal of minimally invasive approaches for treatment of valvular heart disease is to reduce the trauma to the patient, while preserving the quality and safety of conventional surgical approaches. Techniques offered at Medical Center of the Rockies include:


Surgery is often used to repair or replace the valve in persons diagnosed with aortic stenosis. Among the more common procedures performed by Heart Center of the Rockies at Medical Center of the Rockies are:

  • Mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Tricuspid valve repair
  • Aortic valve replacement



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