Valvular Heart Disease - Heart Valve Disease
Heart valve surgery is an open-heart surgery that is performed under general anesthesia. Heart valves may be replaced or repaired. Replacement valves may be artificial or from donors. Heart valve surgery is highly successful. It can relieve your symptoms and help you to live a longer life.
Am I at RiskHeart valve disease can be present from birth. It may result from rheumatic heart disease, endocarditis, or weakened heart muscles. The valves may be injured as the result of a heart attack. Valve problems may be caused by certain medications, such as Fen-Phen.
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