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  • 11. Options and Considerations for Heart Valve Surgery Heart valve disease is not a condition that should be ignored when treatment is recommended. Learn about the risks associated with treatment.
  • 12. Problem: Heart Valve Stenosis Stenosis is the term for a heart valve that doesn?t open properly. Learn about the different types of stenosis or stenotic valves.
  • 13. 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.
  • 14. Understanding Heart Valve Problems and Causes Many heart valve problems can be identified by the presence of a murmur. This can indicate valve problems such as stenosis, regurgitation, prolapse and atresia.
  • 15. Getting an Accurate Heart Valve Diagnosis In order to decide the best treatment for your heart valve condition, you?ll need a careful evaluation. An accurate diagnosis helps you and your treatment team determine the risks and benefits of your treatment options.
  • 16. "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.
  • 17. 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.
  • 18. Risks for Heart Valve Problems Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems or valvular heart disease.
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. 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.


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