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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.
The American Heart Association offers these stories from survivors of heart disease and stroke.
Post Surgery Milestones: Managing Your Mood, Expectations and Goals
Often people who are getting ready for major surgery have a whirlwind of details to juggle. Most people don?t stop to think about how they can help themselves feel good emotionally during their recovery.
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,
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.