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  • 21. Heart Valve Awareness: Seek Clarity About Your Risks Educate yourself about your heart valve disease by recognizing and monitoring your risks and working closely with your doctor.
  • 22. 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)
  • 23. What is TAVR? Patients who cannot tolerate surgery for aortic valve replacement may be good candidates for a less invasive approach called TAVI or TAVR.
  • 24. Problem: Heart Valve Regurgitation Regurgitation occurs when blood flows back through the valve as the leaflets are closing or blood leaks through the leaflets when they should be completely closed. Learn about the types and how to deal with this heart condition.
  • 25. 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.
  • 26. Problem: Mitral Valve Regurgitation Mitral regurgitation is leakage of blood backward through the mitral valve each time the left ventricle contracts. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 27. Heart Valve Disease Personal Stories Facing heart valve surgery can be a daunting task. Hear from other patients sharing their experience with heart valve surgery.
  • 28. Risks for Heart Valve Problems Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems, or valvular heart disease.
  • 29. Problem: Aortic Valve Stenosis Aortic stenosis (or AS) is a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. Learn how it affects the heart valve and what you can do about it.
  • 30. Heart Valve Terms and Related Conditions As you prepare for heart valve testing for a complete diagnosis, here are some terms and related conditions you may find helpful


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