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Valve Disease & Treatments
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Deborah Kwon, MD

  • Staff Cardiologist

Grant Reed, MD, MSc, FACC

  • Interventional Cardiologist

Heart valve disease occurs when one or more of the heart valves do not work correctly and cause the heart to pump harder to circulate the right amount of blood through the body. Left untreated, heart valve disease can reduce a person’s quality of life and become life-threatening. In many cases, valves can be surgically repaired or replaced, restoring normal function and allowing the person to return to normal activities. Over the past few years, there have been great advances in the surgical treatment of diseased heart valves by heart valve surgery. The diagnostic tests your heart doctor orders help to identify the location, type and extent of your valve disease. The results of these tests, the structure of your heart, your age, and your lifestyle will help your cardiologist, surgeon, and you decide what type of heart valve treatment is right for your condition. Take this opportunity to learn more about treatment options for valve disease and have your questions answered by staff cardiologist, Deborah Kwon, MD, and interventional cardiologist, Grant Reed, MD.

Deborah Kwon, MD, is Director of Cardiac MRI and a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine of the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. Her clinical interests include cardiac MRI and CT, ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, heart valve disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, pericardial disease and women and heart disease.

She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. She holds dual appointments in the departments of cardiovascular medicine and radiology.

Dr. Kwon is an expert in multimodality cardiovascular imaging, having achieved the highest level of proficiency in all imaging modalities, including cardiac MRI, cardiac CT, echocardiography. She is also the Director of Cardiac MRI Research and serves as the Core Lab director for NIH as well as industry sponsored trials.

Her specialty interests include Heart Valve Disease, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Women’s Cardiovascular Disease, Ischemic Heart Disease, Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, Pericardial Disease, Cardiovascular Imaging, Computed Tomography (CT) Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Echocardiogram.

Grant Reed, MD, MSc, FACC is an interventional cardiologist in the Invasive and Interventional Cardiology Section of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Dr. Reed received his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, Ohio, graduating first in his class. He served his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and Harvard Medical School followed by fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology at Cleveland Clinic. While a fellow, he earned a Master of Science in Clinical Research from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, in 2017. He joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2018 following completion of his interventional cardiology fellowship.

His specialty interests include Interventional cardiology, percutaneous coronary intervention, interventions for structural heart defects, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), balloon aortic valvuloplasty, patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure, atrial septal defect (ASD) closure, percutaneous mitral valve repair, left atrial appendage closure, paravalvular leak closure, and peripheral vascular interventions.



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