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  • 51. Problem: Tricuspid Valve Stenosis Tricuspid stenosis is a narrowing of the tricuspid valve opening. Learn how it affects your heart valves.
  • 52. Maine's Little Heart Hero Day Little Heart Hero Day in Maine for families affected by congenital heart defects. This family-friendly event will feature pumpkin decorating, live music, crafts and a chance for families to connect with one another.
  • 53. 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.
  • 54. Congestive Heart Failure and Congenital Defects The American Heart Association explains congestive heart failure, which can occur in children and adults with congenital heart defects.
  • 55. Problem: Mitral Valve Stenosis Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve opening. Learn about its causes and treatments.
  • 56. Fetal Circulation The American Heart Association explains why Fetal Circulation, circulation in the fetus, is more complicated than after birth.
  • 57. 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.
  • 58. More Cardiovascular Conditions The American Heart Association helps you learn about heart disease and cardiovascular conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, heart valve disease, congenital heart defects, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, cardiac arrest, cardiac rehab, peripheral artery disease, pad, cardiovascular conditions of childhood, tools, resources
  • 59. 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.
  • 60. 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.


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