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  • 41. Why Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib) Matters Why is Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib) a Problem? The American Heart Association explains the consequences of atrial fibrillation, the causes of afib, the risks of afib, how atrial fibrillation may cause a stroke, how afib may cause heart failure and how afib may cause additional heart rhythm problems.
  • 42. When A Heart Murmur Signals Valve Disease Problematic heart murmurs are most often related to defective heart valves. Learn more about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 43. Preparing Children for Heart Surgery The American Heart Surgery explains how to prepare children for heart surgery including Blood Transfusions, Talking to Your Child About Their Surgery, In the Operating Room, In the Intensive Care Unit, Further Hospital Care and Taking Care of Your Child at Home.
  • 44. Testing for Heart Valve Problems To fully understand your heart valve problem, your medical team may want to perform a series of tests to provide a complete picture of what needs repair and what may be best left alone. Learn about the various tests you may undergo.
  • 45. Roles of Your Four Heart Valves To better understand your valve condition, it helps to know the role each heart valve plays in providing healthy blood circulation.
  • 46. Comunicacion interauricular Comunicacion interauricular - learn what it is, treatment options and more.
  • 47. Newer Heart Valve Surgery Options People with high risks and severe aortic valve tightness may be good candidates for a less invasive repair or an alternative treatment called a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • 48. Options for Heart Valve Repair The goal of heart valve surgery is to cure the problem or lengthen life by restoring the function of your heart valves. Learn about valve repair vs replacement.
  • 49. About Arrhythmia What is an arrhythmia? The American Heart Association explains that arrhythmia refers to any change from the normal sequence of electrical impulses, such as atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, tachycardia, conduction disorders, rhythm disorders, ventricular fibrillation, premature contractions and more.
  • 50. Heart Valve Problems and Causes If you?re seeking to better understand a heart valve problem, the American Heart Association can help. Learn about potential problems and causes of heart valve issues.


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