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Symptoms of Heart Valve Problems
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.
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.
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.
Congenital Heart Defects Surgery
The American Heart Association explains how to prepare for Congenital Heart Defects Surgery for adults and children.
Options and Considerations for Heart Valve Surgery
Heart valve disease is not a condition that should be ignored when treatment is recommended. Learn about the risks associated with treatment.
Commonly Asked Questions About Children and Heart Disease
A pediatric cardiologist answers common questions about children and heart disease
Heart Valve Surgery Goals
When any person is considering heart valve replacement, it can be helpful to know the overall goals of the procedure and how your medical professionals will track the success and your return to wellness. Here are some of the likely goals for any valve surgery.
Options for Heart Valve Replacement
Learn about the different types of heart valve replacement - most commonly the aortic valve and mitral valves.
CHD's Impact on Females
The American Heart Association explains the impact of congenital heart defects on females including menstruation, birth control, pregnancy and a mother's risk of passing on the heart defect to her baby.
Honor Your Heart Hero for CHD Awareness Week
Celebrate the heart heroes in your life by changing your social media profile or cover image for CHD Awareness Week.