Valve Clinic

The Heart Group, P.C. is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to your patients, and appreciates the trust you have placed in our practice.  We are excited to announce the formation of a valve clinic program, a quality initiative aimed at identifying and treating patients with valvular heart disease.  Current research supports that valvular heart disease and specifically aortic valve stenosis (AS), is both underdiagnosed and undertreated.

Our valve clinic program was developed based on guidelines established jointly by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) on heart valve disease.   The main goal of the valve clinic program is to ensure all patients with heart valve disease are identified, diagnosed, and evaluated by a multidisciplinary team.  The ACC emphasizes that the symptoms of AS (aortic stenosis) may be subtle and often are not elicited during routine clinical history.  Eventually however, symptoms of angina, syncope, or heart failure develop after a long latent period.  After the onset of symptoms from severe AS the average survival is 2 to 3 years with a high risk of sudden death.  Thus, the development of symptoms identifies a critical point in the natural history of AS. The ACC also advocates that the management decisions be based largely on these data. The ACC supports 2D-initial echocardiography when there is a systolic murmur that is grade 3/6 or greater, a single S2, or symptoms that might be due to AS.

The valve clinic is initiated after echocardiographic findings consistent with current ACC/AHA guidelines for severe valvular heart disease have been documented by THG echocardiography department or by the hospital.  The echo technician will notify the ordering physician as well as our nurse navigator.  The nurse navigator will collaborate with the admitting and or referring physician to coordinate appropriate consultation and additional work up should this be desired.  Our goal is to streamline care for the patient and provide cardiology or surgical consultation prior to hospital discharge, or expedite an office referral should they be out patient.

Meet the Valve Clinic Doctors & Staff

Deaconess Physician Center, 2nd Floor

Richard A. Wepsic, MD, FACC

Richard A. Wepsic, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 1990
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Edward N. Moore, MD, FACC

Edward N. Moore, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 1992
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Umesh C. Jairath, MD

Umesh C. Jairath, MD
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 2002
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Steven R. Turner, MD, FACC/FSCAI

Steven R. Turner, MD, FACC/FSCAI
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 2005
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Shahid Idris Mufti, MD, FACC

Shahid Idris Mufti, M.D., F.A.C.C
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 2009
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Gateway Professional Building, 2nd Floor

Dominic C. Cefali, MD

Dominic C. Cefali, MD, PhD
Surgeon
Heart Group Physician since 1999
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Lee S. Wagmeister, MD

Lee S. Wagmeister, MD
Surgeon
Heart Group Physician since 2000
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Henderson Heart Group Building

Mohit K. Sheth, MD, FACC

Mohit K. Sheth, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 1992
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Sridhar Banuru, MD, FACC

Sridhar Banuru, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 2005
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Prasanna L. Yelamanchili, MD

Prasanna L. Yelamanchili, M.D.
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 2010
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The Heart Hospital, 1st Floor

Marlon D. Jordan, MD, FACC

Marlon D. Jordan, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 1990
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Satyam Tatineni MD, FACC/FACP

Satyam Tatineni, MD, FACC/FACP
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 1993
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J. Michael Neahring, MD, FACC

J. Michael Neahring, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 1994
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R. Scott Starrett, MD, FACC

R. Scott Starrett, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 1997
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Sridhar Banuru, MD, FACC

Sridhar Banuru, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 2005
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Frank X. Pamelia, MD, FACC

Frank X. Pamelia, MD, FACC, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 2005
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Prasanna L. Yelamanchili, MD

Prasanna L. Yelamanchili, M.D.
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 2010
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Venkata S. Yelamanchili, MD

Venkata S. Yelamanchili, M.D.
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 2010
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