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Heart Murmurs and Valve Disease
Problematic heart murmurs are most often related to defective heart valves. Learn more about ongoing care of this condition.
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.
Roles of Your Four Heart Valves
To better understand your valve condition, it helps to know the role each heart valve plays in providing healthy blood circulation.
Heart Valve Disease Risks, Signs and Symptoms
The American Heart Association provides information on the signs and symptoms of heart valve disease as well as who is at risk.
Meet Mark Ridder - AHA Heart Valve Ambassador
Read about Mark's journey with heart valve disease, which began in high school, when a heart murmur was detected in a routine physical exam. Later in life he was diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis, which ultimately turned severe enough to require valve replacement surgery.
Problem: Heart Valve Regurgitation
Regurgitation occurs when blood flows back through the valve as the leaflets are closing or blood leaks through the leaflets when they should be completely closed. Learn about the types and how to deal with this heart condition.
Problem: Pulmonary Valve Regurgitation
Pulmonary regurgitation (PR, also called pulmonic regurgitation) is a leaky pulmonary valve. Learn about its symptoms and causes.
Heart Valves and Infective Endocarditis
Learn about infective endocarditis and how it can affect your heart valves.
Heart Valve Disease Personal Stories
Facing heart valve surgery can be a daunting task. Hear from other patients sharing their experience with heart valve surgery.
"Innocent" Heart Murmur
Although some heart murmurs do indicate heart valve problems, many heart murmurs are considered to be ?innocent? or harmless. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.