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  • 41. Problem: Heart Valve Stenosis Stenosis is the term for a heart valve that doesn?t open properly. Learn about the different types of stenosis or stenotic valves.
  • 42. 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.
  • 43. Congenital Heart Defects What is a congenital heart defect? The American Heart Association offers information about congenital heart defect, the risk of congenital heart defects in adults and children, the types of congenital heart defects, the symptoms of congenital heart defects, the diagnosis of congenital heart defects, the treatment of congenital heart defect and caring for those with congenital heart defects.
  • 44. 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.
  • 45. 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.
  • 46. Options for Heart Valve Replacement Learn about the different types of heart valve replacement - most commonly the aortic valve and mitral valves.
  • 47. Ross Procedure The Ross procedure is often very effective for treating damaged aortic valves. Learn why it works
  • 48. Commonly Asked Questions About Children and Heart Disease A pediatric cardiologist answers common questions about children and heart disease
  • 49. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Regurgitation Pulmonary regurgitation (PR, also called pulmonic regurgitation) is a leaky pulmonary valve. Learn about its symptoms and causes.
  • 50. Getting an Accurate Heart Valve Diagnosis In order to decide the best treatment for your heart valve condition, you?ll need a careful evaluation. An accurate diagnosis helps you and your treatment team determine the risks and benefits of your treatment options.


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