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What are the signs of heart disease?
The American Heart Association explains that heart disease is a general term for several problems that, together, kill more Americans than anything else. Learn what to look out for.
Heart Valve Diagnosis Criteria
As you prepare for heart valve testing for a complete diagnosis, there are several criteria used to determine your particular needs.
Heart Valve Disease Sponsor Information
Learn about the sponsor of the American Heart Association's valvular disease education center.
Getting an Accurate Heart Valve Diagnosis
In order to decide the best treatment for your heart valve condition, you?ll need a careful evaluation. An accurate diagnosis helps you and your treatment team determine the risks and benefits of your treatment options.
Heart Valve Surgery Goals
When any person is considering heart valve replacement, it can be helpful to know the overall goals of the procedure and how your medical professionals will track the success and your return to wellness. Here are some of the likely goals for any valve surgery.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR or TAVI)
Patients who cannot tolerate surgery for aortic valve replacement may be good candidates for a less invasive approach called TAVI or 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.
Heart Valve Awareness: Seek Clarity About Your Risks
Educate yourself about your heart valve disease by recognizing and monitoring your risks and working closely with your doctor.
Understanding Your Heart Valve Treatment Options
Recovery statistics are very good for people who receive proper treatment of their heart valve problems. Learn about the different treatment options available.
Symptoms of Heart Valve Problems
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.