Your heart has four chambers–two atria, or upper chambers, and two ventricles, or lower chambers. Before your blood moves from one chamber to another, it passes through a valve to keep your blood from flowing backward. 

Occasionally, these valves don’t work like they should. If your heart valves aren’t working properly, it’s typically due to regurgitation (valve leakage) or stenosis (valve narrowing).  

When heart valves fail to open and close properly, it can hamper your heart's ability to pump blood through your body.  

Heart Valve Clinic 

Caring for heart valve disease typically involves coordinating specialists and medical tests. CoxHealth’s Heart Valve Clinic in Springfield streamlines this process and provides you with the best possible care.  

Thanks to the team of nurse educators, cardiologists and thoracic surgeons at the clinic, you’ll quickly receive an accurate diagnosis, and our physicians will determine your best treatment. 

Patients are accepted by physician referral. For more information, call the clinic at 417-875-2690.