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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.
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)
The Ross procedure is often very effective for treating damaged aortic valves. Learn why it works
Types of Replacement Heart Valves
If you need to have a heart valve replacement, there are several choices to consider when selecting the type of valve you need. Learn more about them.
The American Heart Association offers these stories from survivors of heart disease and stroke.
Options for Heart Valve Repair
The goal of heart valve surgery is to cure the problem or lengthen life by restoring the function of your heart valves. Learn about valve repair vs replacement.
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.