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Heart valves that are diseased can be treated both surgically (traditional heart valve surgery) and non-surgically (balloon valvuoplasty). The mitral valve is the most commonly repaired heart valve, but the aortic, pulmonic, and tricuspid valves may also undergo some of these repair techniques.

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    • Aortic Stenosis Aortic valve stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve of the heart. The causes of aortic stenosis are wear and tear...learn more »
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      Aortic Stenosis Article
      • Aortic valve stenosis facts
      • What is aortic stenosis?
      • What causes aortic stenosis?
      • How does aortic stenosis affect the left ventricle pump?
      • What are the symptoms of aortic stenosis?
      • What might the doctor find in patients with aortic stenosis?
      • How is aortic stenosis diagnosed?
      • How is aortic stenosis treated?
    • Atrial Fibrillation Atrial fibrillation is an abnormality in the heart rhythm which involves irregular and often rapid beating of the heart. Symptoms...learn more »
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      Atrial Fibrillation Article
      • Atrial fibrillation facts
      • What is atrial fibrillation?
      • What causes atrial fibrillation?
      • What are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation?
      • What are the complications of atrial fibrillation?
      • What are the risk factors for developing atrial fibrillation?
      • How is atrial fibrillation diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for atrial fibrillation?
      • Reversing the risk factors that cause atrial fibrillation
      • Slowing the heart rate with medications
      • Anticoagulation to prevent blood clots and strokes
      • Converting atrial fibrillation to a normal rhythm
      • Procedures for treating and preventing atrial fibrillation
      • What is new in atrial fibrillation?
    • Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is also also known as "click murmur syndrome" and "Barlow's syndrome." Mitral valve prolapse is the...learn more »
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      Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) Article
      • Mitral valve prolapse facts
      • What is mitral valve prolapse?
      • What are the sign and symptoms of mitral valve prolapse?
      • How is mitral valve prolapse diagnosed and evaluated?
      • What is the treatment for mitral valve prolapse?
    • Stroke A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to part of the brain caused by either a blood clot (ischemic) or bleeding...learn more »
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      Stroke Article
      • Stroke facts
      • What is a stroke?
      • What are the different types of stroke?
      • What are the warning signs of a stroke?
      • What are the symptoms of a stroke?
      • How is a stroke diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for stroke?
      • What is the prognosis for stroke?
      • Is recovery after a stroke possible?
      • What is stroke rehabilitation?
      • Can strokes be prevented?
    • Endocarditis Endocarditis, a serious infection of one of the four heart valves is caused by growth of bacteria on one of the heart valves;...learn more »
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      Endocarditis Article
      • Endocarditis facts
      • What is endocarditis?
      • What causes endocarditis?
      • What are the symptoms of endocarditis?
      • Who is at risk for endocarditis?
      • How is endocarditis diagnosed?
      • How is endocarditis treated?
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a ballooning or widening of the main artery (the aorta) as it courses down through the abdomen. Most...learn more »
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      Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Article
      • Abdominal aortic aneurysm facts
      • What is an aneurysm?
      • What is an aortic aneurysm?
      • What is the thoracic and abdominal aorta?
      • Where do aortic aneurysms tend to develop?
      • What shape are most aortic aneurysms?
      • What is inside an aortic aneurysm?
      • Who is most likely to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm?
      • What are risk factors for aortic aneurysms?
      • What is the most common cause of aortic aneurysms?
      • What are other causes of aortic aneurysms?
      • What are the symptoms of an abdominal aortic aneurysm?
      • How is an abdominal aortic aneurysm diagnosed clinically?
      • What tests help in the diagnosis of an abdominal aortic aneurysm?
      • What is the natural history of abdominal aortic aneurysms?
      • What are the complications with an abdominal aortic aneurysm?
      • How are abdominal aortic aneurysms repaired?
      • What is done if an abdominal aortic aneurysm threatens to rupture?
      • What is the medical management (nonsurgical management) of abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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Terms related to Heart Valve Disease Treatment:

  • Annulus Support
  • Aortic Heart Valve Replacement
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Biological Valve
  • Chordae & Papillary Muscles Repair
  • Commissurotomy
  • Decalcification
  • Homograft Valve
  • Mechanical Valve
  • Patched Leaflets
  • Pulmonic Heart Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Heart Valve Replacement
  • Valve, Replacement Heart