However, people who have valve disease might not ever notice any symptoms.
It's important to note that symptoms of valve disease, like chest pain, fatigue, lightheadedness, shortness of breath or syncope can be signs of several conditions. Review the symptoms page to read more about how symptoms can develop so gradually that they are never noticed.
Visit risks for valve disease to see what makes a person at increased risk for developing a dangerous heart valve problem.
On the pages featured at the right, we have helpful articles and media to help you think through the symptoms and consider whether you may need treatment.
This content was last reviewed May 2016.
Resources For Heart Valve Patients
Learning about heart valves and your condition is one of the best first steps in your valve disease treatment process.