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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.
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
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.
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.
Risks for Heart Valve Problems
Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems, or valvular heart disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.