To learn more about heart valve problems and disease, browse any of the topics below.
|About Heart Valves|
Many people live their entire lives and never consider the importance of healthy heart valves. But what happens when a heart valve is not working properly? Knowledge is power.
Learn about the possible tests and treatments for your condition. If you or someone you care about has a heart valve problem, equip yourself with knowledge so you can get the right diagnosis and treatment plan for a long and healthy life.
|Valve Problems and Causes|
You may have been told you have a heart murmur or a leaky valve. Or perhaps you’re seeking a better understanding of your valve disease. Learn more about heart valve stenosis, regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse and more.
|Treatment Options for Heart Valve Problems|
Discover what you can do to clearly understand your treatment goals and options so that you can maximize your recovery.
|Risks, Signs and Symptoms |
Find out why you may or may not experience symptoms of chest pain, chest discomfort, fatigue, lightheadedness or swelling. Symptoms may develop so gradually that they go unnoticed.
|Healthy Living and Follow Up Care|
Good news! Recovery statistics are very good for people who receive proper treatment. Planning for your recovery is key to a successful outcome.
Facing heart valve surgery can be a daunting task. You have every reason to be hopeful and positive about your recovery. You’re in good company: hear from other patients sharing their experience with heart valve surgery.