Heart Valve Problems and Causes

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Any heart problem can seem overwhelming at first; but recovery statistics are very good for people who receive proper treatment.

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If you’re seeking to better understand a heart valve problem, you may want to learn more about the possible link between a heart murmur and eventual valve disease. Not all heart murmurs lead to later problems, so it’s good to understand why some are considered to be "innocent murmurs".

On the pages featured at the right, you’ll find articles and helpful media to educate those affected by valve disease.

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Valve Stenosis: When a Heart Valve is Too Narrow
Valve Regurgitation: When a Heart Valve Leaks
Heart Murmurs and Valve Problems

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The Edwards Lifesciences Foundation sponsors the AHA’s Heart Valve Education Center and Ambassador Program: Heart Valve Disease.