Results for ' disorders of the heart'
Testing for Heart Valve Problems
To fully understand your heart valve problem, your medical team may want to perform a series of tests to provide a complete picture of what needs repair and what may be best left alone. Learn about the various tests you may undergo.
About Heart Valves
New to managing your heart valve condition? The American Heart Association encourages you to learn about how your heart works and how each of the valves function. When you understand the specifics of what your doctor or healthcare team is trying to evaluate and accomplish through treatment, you?ll be better equipped to help great decisions.
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
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.
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.
Heart Valves and Infective Endocarditis
Learn about infective endocarditis and how it can affect your heart valves.
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.
Healthy Living Goals for Heart Valve Patients
Read articles for a strong recovery from heart valve treatment, download patient hand outs, and cheer yourself on as you reach your healthy living goals.
Heart Valve Awareness: Seek Clarity About Your Risks
Educate yourself about your heart valve disease by recognizing and monitoring your risks and working closely with your doctor.
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.