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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.
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.
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)
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.
Single Ventricle Defects
The American Heart Association explains several types of single ventricle defects: hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pulmonary atresia, and tricuspid atresia in children and adults.
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.
Cape Crusade Social Media Event
Celebrate the heart heroes in your life by making a cape in honor of CHD week. Learn more!
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.
Symptoms & Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Defects
The American Heart Association explains the Symptoms & Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Defects in adults and children.
Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease
The American Heart Association explains the potentially dangerous link between cold weather and heart conditions.