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  • 81. 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.
  • 82. Problem: Mitral Valve Stenosis Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve opening. Learn about its causes and treatments.
  • 83. Heart Valves and Infective Endocarditis Learn about infective endocarditis and how it can affect your heart valves.
  • 84. About Congenital Heart Defects The American Heart Association explains congenital heart disease and congenital heart defects in adults and children.
  • 85. Heart-Healthy Recipes for People with Diabetes Booklet Healthy eating is key to managing diabetes, heart disease and stroke. This 52-page recipe booklet contains a collection of 37 delicious recipes to help people with diabetes establish an eating plan.
  • 86. For Your Children Brochure: Safeguard them from heart disease and stroke High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity and smoking have always been "adult" topics. But many children have the same risk factors as their parents. This brochure will help parents understand that childhood behaviors lead to adult behaviors. It will support efforts to curb the risk in children.
  • 87. Roles of Your Four Heart Valves To better understand your valve condition and to help prepare you to understand everything your healthcare provider will discuss, it helps to know the role each heart valve plays in providing healthy blood circulation.
  • 88. Make Your Winning Post-Surgery Recovery Plan A little planning goes a long way when it comes to heart valve surgery. We have tips and checklists to help.
  • 89. About Cardiac Arrest Sudden cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not have diagnosed heart disease.
  • 90. Ross Procedure The Ross procedure is often very effective for treating damaged aortic valves. Learn why it works


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