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  • 41. 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,
  • 42. Non-surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF) What are the non-surgical procedures for atrial fibrillation? The American Heart Association explains the procedures for afib that do not require surgery, such as Electrical cardioversion, Radiofrequency ablation or catheter ablation, Pulmonary vein isolation ablation (PVI ablation or PVA) and AV node ablation with pacemakers.
  • 43. High Blood Pressure, Afib and Your Risk of Stroke The American Heart Association explains the connection between high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation and stroke.
  • 44. 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.
  • 45. 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.
  • 46. 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)
  • 47. What is TAVR? Patients who cannot tolerate surgery for aortic valve replacement may be good candidates for a less invasive approach called TAVI or TAVR.
  • 48. Preparing Children for Heart Surgery The American Heart Surgery explains how to prepare children for heart surgery including Blood Transfusions, Talking to Your Child About Their Surgery, In the Operating Room, In the Intensive Care Unit, Further Hospital Care and Taking Care of Your Child at Home.
  • 49. 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.
  • 50. 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.


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