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Risks for Heart Valve Problems
Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems or valvular heart disease.
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.
Heart Valve Disease Personal Stories
Facing heart valve surgery can be a daunting task. Hear from other patients sharing their experience with heart valve surgery.
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.
Problem: Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve opening. Learn about its causes and treatments.
Heart Valves and Infective Endocarditis
Learn about infective endocarditis and how it can affect your heart valves.
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)
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.
The Ross procedure is often very effective for treating damaged aortic valves. Learn why it works
Types of Replacement Heart Valves
If you need to have a heart valve replacement, there are several choices to consider when selecting the type of valve you need. Learn more about them.