Mitral Valve Disease


    Mitral valve disease is a failure of the heart's mitral valve to open and close properly, causing a backflow of blood into the heart. Symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue, lightheadedness, and a rapid, fluttering heartbeat. More severe cases may require medications, such as diuretics and blood thinners, or surgery.

    Our providers


    Anthony Grasch, PA-C

    Certified Physician Assistant Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cancer Care
    315 W. Carpenter St. 2nd Floor, Clinic C Springfield, IL 62702

    Abdul Moiz Hafiz, MD

    Structural Heart Disease Specialist Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge Street 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702

    Christopher Lawrance, MD

    Cardiovascular Surgeon Cardiothoracic Surgery

    William S. Stevens, Jr., MD

    Cardiovascular Surgeon Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cancer Care
    619 E. Mason St. 5th Floor Springfield, IL 62701

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