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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Dodd
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Abnormal heart valve: Any structural abnormality causing dysfunction of one or more of the valves in the heart. This may produce an obstruction to blood flow, a leakage of ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Cuneo
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Maybe: Whether you need follow-up depends on which valve is involved, whether the valve leaks or is narrow, how severe the disease is, and your age.
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Dr. Allan Stewart
25 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Valve follow up: Many people have valvular heart disease that does not require surgical correction. Typically, the valves that cause patients problems are on the left ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Valvular disease: Depends on the location and type of valvular dysfunction and it's magnitude. If a significant obstructive or regurgitant lesion is present it may we ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
See below.: In the past rheumatic fever was an important cause of valvular heart disease. Today ageing is a common cause of valvular disease such as aortic stenos ... Read More
Dr. Michael Fiocco
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Coronary disease/CAD: CAD can lead to weakened or poorly functioning heart muscle. The mitral valve is anchored to that muscle and will leak if CAD is severe enough. Rheum ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Reference: "pathogenesis of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: evasive after half a century of clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory investig ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: I think you will need a cardiac clearance before attempting to use this particular medication- certainly a dangerous medication in view of heart issue ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and no: There are four valves in the heart and a variety of disorders may affect each. Many are benign, but some are progressive and fatal. Specifics will d ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Non specific: This sounds more like an insurance code than a real diagnosis. As cardiologists, we diagnose valves as narrow, leaking, calcified, abnormal in appeara ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
48 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Cardiac dysfunction: Symptoms of shortness of breath, palpitation, syncope, swelling of legs, chest pain may occur depending upon the degree of the disease.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Complicated: This depends on the valve involved, the cause of the diseased valve and the degree to which it affects function. Damaged valves also creates the risk ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Complicated: This depends on the valve involved, the cause of the diseased valve and the degree to which it affects function. Damaged valves also creates the risk ... Read More

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