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Options for Heart Valve Replacement
Learn about the different types of heart valve replacement - most commonly the aortic valve and mitral valves.
Problem: Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation
Tricuspid regurgitation is leakage of blood backwards through the tricuspid valve each time the right ventricle contracts. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
Maine's Little Heart Hero Day
Inaugural Little Heart Hero Day in Maine for families affected by congenital heart defects. This family-friendly event will feature pumpkin decorating, live music, crafts and a chance for families to connect with one another.
"Innocent" Heart Murmur
Although some heart murmurs do indicate heart valve problems, many heart murmurs are considered to be ?innocent? or harmless. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
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.
The Ross procedure is often very effective for treating damaged aortic valves. Learn why it works
Deepak Srivastava: Saving Lives Through Research
Genetic researcher Deepak Srivastava shares how he saves lives through American Heart Association research funds.