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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.
If Your Child Has a Congenital Heart Defect Brochure
This full-color 64-page booklet is a comprehensive, informative guide for parents with a child with a congenital heart defect. It helps prepare parents for the medical and surgical treatments their child may require. It describes and illustrates a variety of common heart defects, tells how the defects are diagnosed and treated, and discusses the child's special needs.
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.
Medications for Heart Valve Symptoms
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.
Problem: Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve opening. Learn about its causes and treatments.
Heart Valves and Infective Endocarditis
Learn about infective endocarditis and how it can affect your heart valves.
About Congenital Heart Defects
The American Heart Association explains congenital heart disease and congenital heart defects in adults and children.
Make Your Winning Post-Surgery Recovery Plan
A little planning goes a long way when it comes to heart valve surgery. We have tips and checklists to help.
The Ross procedure is often very effective for treating damaged aortic valves. Learn why it works
Options for Heart Valve Replacement
Learn about the different types of heart valve replacement - most commonly the aortic valve and mitral valves.