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Options for Heart Valve Replacement
Learn about the different types of heart valve replacement - most commonly the aortic valve and mitral valves.
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.
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.
Problem: Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation
Tricuspid regurgitation is leakage of blood backwards through the tricuspid valve each time the right ventricle contracts. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
Problem: Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve opening. Learn about its causes and treatments.
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.
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)
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.
Options for Heart Valve Repair
The goal of heart valve surgery is to cure the problem or lengthen life by restoring the function of your heart valves. Learn about valve repair vs replacement.
Problem: Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral Valve Prolapse is condition in which the two valve flaps of the mitral valve do not close evenly. Learn about MVP's symptoms and treatment.