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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.
Roles of Your Four Heart Valves
To better understand your valve condition, it helps to know the role each heart valve plays in providing healthy blood circulation.
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.
Options for Heart Valve Replacement
Learn about the different types of heart valve replacement - most commonly the aortic valve and mitral valves.
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.
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.
Cardiovascular Conditions of Childhood
What are the cardiovascular conditions that affect children? What heart conditions affect kids? The American Heart Association explains the various cardiovascular conditions that affect children.