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Heart Valves and Infective Endocarditis
Learn about infective endocarditis and how it can affect your heart valves.
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
BLS for Healthcare Providers - Classroom
The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.
Risks for Heart Valve Problems
Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems or valvular heart disease.
Greater Boston Cultural Health Initiatives Local Programs
Local programs in greater Boston for cultural health initiatives
Problem: Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve opening. Learn about its causes and treatments.
Health Equity in the Northeast
Health Equity for the American Heart Association Founders Affiliate.
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.
Understanding Heart Valve Problems and Causes
Many heart valve problems can be identified by the presence of a murmur. This can indicate valve problems such as stenosis, regurgitation, prolapse and atresia.
Medications for Heart Valve Symptoms
Most valve conditions cannot be treated with medication alone. Sometimes the problem is not severe enough to require surgical repair, but it is bothersome enough to cause symptoms or risks. In cases like these, a condition might be effectively managed for a while with medication.