Structural heart disease

Last revised by Joachim Feger on 17 Dec 2021

Structural heart disease refers to any non-coronary congenital or acquired cardiac defect in a broad sense. In a narrower sense, it refers to any type of non-coronary heart disease for which there are therapeutic percutaneous interventional or catheter-based options available.

Typical examples of structural heart disease include the following 1,2:

History and etymology

The term structural heart disease was coined by the cardiologist Martin Leon in 1999 2 after such techniques have already existed for almost half a century 2.

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