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Problem: Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral regurgitation is leakage of blood backward through the mitral valve each time the left ventricle contracts. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
The Ross procedure is often very effective for treating damaged aortic valves. Learn why it works
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Heart Attack
The American Heart Association explains the heart disease symptoms which may lead to a heart attack such as Undue fatigue, Palpitations, Dyspnea and chest pain such as angina pectoris or unstable angina. Also learn how a heart attack is diagnosed and the various cardiac tests and cardiac procedures for heart attack diagnosis.
Problem: Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
Pulmonary stenosis is a restriction of blood flowing through the valve from the heart to the lungs. Learn about treatment and ongoing care of this condition.
What are my risks for getting heart disease?
The American Heart Association asks three simple questions to help you understand and determine your risk of heart disease.
African-Americans and Heart Disease, Stroke
The American Heart Association explains the prevalence of heart disease among African Americans. Hypertension in Blacks.
American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity Infographic
The American Heart Association helps you learn the recommendations for physical activity for adults.
Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics - Slide Sets
Heart and Stroke Statistical Slide Sets
Angina Pectoris | Stable Angina
The American Heart Association explains angina pectoris, also known as stable angina, is the medical term for chest pain or discomfort due to coronary heart disease.
Mercados Cardenas promotes heart disease and stroke awareness
Supermarket chain Mercados Cardenas hosted Community Health Screenings at its stores in Southern California during Heart Month in February to educate the public about heart disease and stroke.
Eating Better With Life's Simple 7 Infographic
The American Heart Association helps you learn how to eat right with some simple steps from Life's Simple 7.
Heart and Stroke Statistical Updates - Populations
Problem: Aortic Valve Stenosis
Aortic stenosis (or AS) is a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. Learn how it affects the heart valve and what you can do about it.
Problem: Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic regurgitation describes the leakage of the aortic valve each time the left ventricle relaxes. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
Heart Valve Problems and Causes
If you?re seeking to better understand a heart valve problem, the American Heart Association can help. Learn about potential problems and causes of heart valve issues.
Getting Active with Life's Simple 7® Infographic
The American Heart Association helps you learn how to get active with Life's Simple 7® keys to prevention.
Heart Valves and Infective Endocarditis
Learn about infective endocarditis and how it can affect your heart valves.
Heart Valve Terms and Related Conditions
As you prepare for heart valve testing for a complete diagnosis, here are some terms and related conditions you may find helpful
The American Heart Association explains chest pain, unstable angina, the risks and treatment of unstable angina.
Risks for Heart Valve Problems
Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems or valvular heart disease.
Walking your dog helps your heart
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The couch is no place for people with heart defects
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Family History and Heart Disease, Stroke
The American Heart Association explains that knowing your family history is very important when it comes to understanding your risk for heart disease and stroke, but having a family history of it does not mean it is imminent that you will get it too.
Problem: Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve opening. Learn about its causes and treatments.
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.
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.