Heart valve disease
Treating Aortic Regurgitation
Treating aortic regurgitation requires aortic valve replacement or repair.
Aortic regurgitation, or a leaky aortic valve, can lead to heart failure unless it is treated appropriately.
Mitral Stenosis Treatment
Treating mitral stenosis means deciding whether and when to perform surgery to repair or replace the valve.
In mitral stenosis, the mitral valve becomes stiff and thickened to the point that it no longer opens completely.
The Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation
Treating mitral regurgitation can be tricky. Here's what you need to know.
Staging Mitral Regurgitation
The appropriate treatment of mitral regurgitation requires appropriate staging of the extent of this valve condition.
Mitral regurgitation is a common heart valve disorder that requires careful and ongoing medical care.
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Rheumatic heart disease is heart valve damage that occurs after an episode of rheumatic fever.
Rheumatic fever is a widespread inflammation, related to strep throat, that can affect various parts of the body, including the skin, joints, brain, and heart.
Infectious endocarditis, an infection of the inside lining of the heart, can cause heart valve problems and heart failure.
Mitral Valve Prolapse - Exercise Recommendations
Exercise recommendations for people who have mitral valve prolapse, MVP.
A review of aortic stenosis and its treatment.
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Understanding mitral valve prolapse.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
Transcatheter aortic valve Implantation (TAVI) is used to replace a diseased aortic valve using a minimally invasive procedure. TAVI is still largely an investigational procedure.
How Useful Is Aortic Valvulotomy For Aortic Stenosis?
Aortic valvulotomy is relatively non-invasive approach for the treatment of aortic stenosis.