Results for 'heart disease'
Problem: Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve opening. Learn about its causes and treatments.
Inflammation and Heart Disease
The American Heart Association explains that although it is not proven that inflammation causes cardiovascular disease, inflammation is common for heart disease and stroke patients and is thought to be a sign or atherogenic response.
Angina | Chest Pain
The American Heart Association explains angina is the medical term for chest pain or discomfort due to coronary heart disease. Learn about angina and its various types.
Hispanics and Heart Disease, Stroke
The American Heart Association explains the prevalence of heart disease and stroke among Hispanics.
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.
Testing for Heart Valve Problems
To fully understand your heart valve problem, your medical team may want to perform a series of tests to provide a complete picture of what needs repair and what may be best left alone. Learn about the various tests you may undergo.
Options for Heart Valve Replacement
Learn about the different types of heart valve replacement - most commonly the aortic valve and mitral valves.
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.
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: Heart Valve Stenosis
Stenosis is the term for a heart valve that doesn?t open properly. Learn about the different types of stenosis or stenotic valves.