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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...
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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...
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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, ...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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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