Heart Valve Conditions

When the four heart valves around your heart are functioning properly they allow blood to flow in one direction either toward or away from your heart. When not functioning properly, heart valves can allow blood to flow in the wrong direction, known as regurgitation. Other forms of valvular disease include valvular stenosis or insufficiency and others. Learn the causes of heart valve conditions, symptoms and treatment methods as well as methods of prevention.

Mitral Valve Repair Long Term Outcome

The heart is responsible for pumping oxygenated blood around the body and returning deoxygenated blood to the lungs. The mitral valve repair long term outcome is generally favorable in patients undergoing surgery to correct mitral valve stenosis or regurgitation.

The Link Between LVAD and Aortic Repair

Although there is a link between LVAD and aortic repair, you may want to think twice before declining this procedure based on this link alone. Getting the facts and understanding this risk is one of the most important things that the individual can do.

A Guide to the Narrowing of the Aortic Artery

Narrowing of the aortic artery, commonly referred to aortic coarctation, is considered a congenital birth defect that is detected in approximately five to ten percent of cardiac problems among infants. Although some may be asymptomatic for years, this condition can be life threatening.