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Heart Valve Diseases

Viral Infections of Heart Valves

The human heart is composed of four chambers: the upper and lower atria and the upper and lower ventricles. These chambers are sep...

What Happens When a Heart Valve Leaks?

The heart is made up of four chambers: the right and left atria and the right and left ventricles. Blood enters the heart in the r...

Can I Resume Running After Heart Valve Replacement?

The aortic, mitral, pulmonary and tricuspid valves are the four valves found in the heart; they open to allow blood flow forward, ...

What Are the Dangers of a Heart Valve Replacement in Seniors?

The valves in the heart that keep blood flowing in the right direction may become defective, requiring one or more of them to need...

Gender Differences in Congenital Heart Disease

The American Heart Association reports that in 2010 congenital heart disease will affect roughly eight in every 1000 children born...

Signs of Heart Valve Malfunction in Women

Heart valve disease and conditions affect one or more of the four valves in the heart called the tricuspid, pulmonary, mitral and ...

Heart Valve Functions

The heart, an organ functioning as a two-sided pump, is made up of four chambers, with an atrium and a ventricle on each side. The...

Nutrition for Heart Valves

Your heart is composed of four chambers: a left and right ventricle and a left and right atria. Each valve contains flaps of tissu...

Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease

Bicuspid aortic valve disease (BAVSD) is a group of disorders that affect the heart. The aortic valve is a part of the heart that ...

Can Exercise Help Heart Valve Disease?

Heart valve disease affects the valves between the chambers of the heart. The heart has four chambers separated by small valves th...
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