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  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Risks for Heart Valve Problems Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems, or valvular heart disease.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. When A Heart Murmur Signals Valve Disease Problematic heart murmurs are most often related to defective heart valves. Learn more about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. Heart Valve Terms and Related Conditions As you prepare for heart valve testing for a complete diagnosis, here are some terms and related conditions you may find helpful
  • 8. Problem: Tricuspid Valve Stenosis Tricuspid stenosis is a narrowing of the tricuspid valve opening. Learn how it affects your heart valves.
  • 9. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Stenosis Pulmonary stenosis is a restriction of blood flowing through the valve from the heart to the lungs. Learn about treatment and ongoing care of this condition.
  • 10. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Regurgitation Pulmonary regurgitation (PR, also called pulmonic regurgitation) is a leaky pulmonary valve. Learn about its symptoms and causes.
  • 11. Heart Valve Diagnosis Criteria As you prepare for heart valve testing for a complete diagnosis, there are several criteria used to determine your particular needs.
  • 12. Understanding Heart Valve Problems and Causes Many heart valve problems can be identified by the presence of a murmur. This can indicate valve problems such as stenosis, regurgitation, prolapse and atresia.
  • 13. Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB Overview Find out what Get With The Guidelines-AFIB does for hospitals and patients
  • 14. "Innocent" Heart Murmur Although some heart murmurs do indicate heart valve problems, many heart murmurs are considered to be ?innocent? or harmless. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 15. Symptoms of Heart Valve Problems 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.
  • 16. Treatment Guidelines of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF) What are the Treatment Guidelines of Atrial Fibrillation? The American Heart Association explains how to prevent a stroke, do you need aspirin or warfarin therapy for atrial fibrillation, C.H.A.D.S. risk. Download our printable treatment guidelines chart.
  • 17. Patient Education Resources for Healthcare Professionals The American Heart Association helps your patients learn about heart disease and cardiovascular conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart defects, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, cardiac arrest, cardiac rehab, peripheral artery disease, pad, cardiovascular conditions of childhood, HIV, hiv and your heart, tools, resources
  • 18. Heart Valves and Circulation To fully understand your valve condition or the problems you or your loved one may be facing, it helps to understand the basics of heart valves and circulation.
  • 19. Arrhythmia What is an arrhythmia? The American Heart Association has information about Atrial Fibrillation, quivering heart, Bradycardia, slow heart rate, Conduction Disorders, Premature contraction, early heart beat, Tachycardia, fast beat, Ventricular Fibrillation, fluttering heart, Rhythm Disorders, treatment of arrhythmia, symptoms of arrhythmia, diagnosis of arrhythmia, monitoring the heart, and much more. Types of Arrhythmia in Children
  • 20. Problem: Mitral Valve Stenosis Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve opening. Learn about its causes and treatments.
  • 21. Heart Valves and Infective Endocarditis Learn about infective endocarditis and how it can affect your heart valves.
  • 22. Problem: Mitral Valve Prolapse Mitral Valve Prolapse is condition in which the two valve flaps of the mitral valve do not close evenly. Learn about MVP's symptoms and treatment.
  • 23. Who is at Risk for Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib)? Are you at risk for atrial fibrillation? Who is at risk for afib? The American Heart Association explains who is at risk for atrila fibrillation or afib and the risk factors for afib.
  • 24. Problem: Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation Tricuspid regurgitation is leakage of blood backwards through the tricuspid valve each time the right ventricle contracts. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 25. Answers by Heart Fact Sheets: Cardiovascular Conditions The American Heart Association offers these Answers By Heart patient information sheets that cover a range of cardiovascular conditions including angina, arrhythmia, atrial fibrilation, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack and heart failure.
  • 26. Atrial Fibrillation in Children Atrial fibrillation is very rare in children. The American Heart Association explains what to do if your child has been diagnosed with afib.
  • 27. AFib Resources For Patients & Professionals Find afib resources for patients and healthcare professionals, plus a list of FAQs about atrial fibrillation.
  • 28. More Cardiovascular Conditions The American Heart Association helps you learn about heart disease and cardiovascular conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, heart valve disease, congenital heart defects, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, cardiac arrest, cardiac rehab, peripheral artery disease, pad, cardiovascular conditions of childhood, HIV, hiv and your heart, tools, resources
  • 29. Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib) What is atrial fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation, also called afib or af, is a quivering heartbeat or irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications. The American Heart Association explains your risk for atrial fibrillation or afib, the symptoms of atrial fibrillation or afib, diagnosis of atrial fibrillation or afib, treatment of atrial fibrillation or afib, and much more.
  • 30. Living with Atrial Fibrillation Brochure (Spanish) This brochure discusses atrial fibrillation as a major risk factor for stroke. It overviews the causes, symptoms and some of the most promising methods of treatment and prevention of stroke.


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