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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
Risks for Heart Valve Problems
Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems, or valvular heart disease.
Problem: Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic regurgitation describes the leakage of the aortic valve each time the left ventricle relaxes. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
Your Heart Valve Surgery Brochure
This brochure give patients a helpful overview of heart valve surgery so they can understand and discuss options with their healthcare provider. Explains how heart valves work, disorders, repairs (TAVR, Ross Procedure) and mechanical and biological replacement options. Also describes pre- and post-op procedures, in-hospital and at-home recovery, living with a new heart valve, and more.
Recognizing the Symptoms of Worsening Heart Valve Disease
Would you recognize the symptoms of worsening heart valve disease? When heart valve problems are severe, there are often no recognizable symptoms until heart damage has progressed significantly,
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)
Karen Griffith's Story: A Positive Attitude Makes All the Difference
Read Karen's story about facing heart valve surgery in her 80s.
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.
Heart Murmurs and Valve Disease
Problematic heart murmurs are most often related to defective heart valves. Learn more about ongoing care of this condition.
The Ross procedure is often very effective for treating damaged aortic valves. Learn why it works