New to managing your heart valve condition?
We encourage you to take some time to learn how your heart works and how each of the valves function. When you understand the specifics of what your doctor or healthcare team is trying to evaluate and accomplish through treatment, you’ll be better equipped to help make great decisions.
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On each page featured at the right, we have helpful media along with tips from people who have walked the journey to wellness.
- Visit the heart valves and circulation section to get a better understanding of the basics of blood flow.
- Understanding the role of each of the four heart valves can help you learn why you might need to be on the look out for certain signs and symptoms.
- Additional valve terms and related conditions can help you broaden your understanding, too.
Valve disease treatment plans can be detailed and with complex factors determining who might be a candidate for valve repair or valve replacement. We want to help you be a well-prepared participant in your treatment decisions!
This content was last reviewed May 2016.