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  • 51. Problem: Mitral Valve Prolapse Mitral Valve Prolapse is condition in which the two valve flaps of the mitral valve do not close evenly. Learn about MVP's symptoms and treatment.
  • 52. Problem: Tricuspid Valve Stenosis Tricuspid stenosis is a narrowing of the tricuspid valve opening. Learn how it affects your heart valves.
  • 53. 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.
  • 54. Owning a Pet May Protect You from Heart Disease The American Heart Association explains owning a pet may protect you from heart disease.
  • 55. About Heart Valves New to managing your heart valve condition? The American Heart Association encourages you to learn about how your heart works and how each of the valves function. When you understand the specifics of what your doctor or healthcare team is trying to evaluate and accomplish through treatment, you?ll be better equipped to help great decisions.
  • 56. 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.
  • 57. Heart Valves and Circulation To fully understand your valve condition or the problems you or your loved one may be facing, it helps to understand the basics of heart valves and circulation.
  • 58. Why Diabetes Matters The American Heart Association explains how Diabetes can affect many major organs in your body, which can lead many serious complications when left untreated including cardiovascular disease, CVD, or heart disease, including peripheral artery disease, PAD, and stroke, Renal (kidney) disease, Unhealthy cholesterol levels, Metabolic syndrome, Blindness, Nerve disease and Limb amputations.
  • 59. Air Pollution and Heart Disease, Stroke The American Heart Association explains what effect pollution has on heart disease patients?
  • 60. Heart Valve Disease Risks, Signs and Symptoms The American Heart Association provides information on the signs and symptoms of heart valve disease as well as who is at risk.


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