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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: I prevents complete opening and/or closing of the heart valve which in turn adversely effects the ability of the heart to pump blood normally.

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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Enlarged valves?: Stenotic valves can cause dizziness but valves don't enlarge they may get stretched & leak but not enlarged.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Many: Many including rheumatic fever & marfan's syndrome as well as infection, congenital conditions but most frequently age. Get an echo & talk to a cardi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Depends: Aortic insufficiency or aortic stenosis can cause diastolic congestive heart failure if not treated properly. Depending on the extent of the conditio ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Minor leak: no problem more severe leak: puts heart muscle under stress and can cause heart failure with shortness of breath, swelling of the feet.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
Infection: This means there might be an infection on the heart valve, or endocarditis -- this is a serious condition that merits prompt treatment and usually hos ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Valve leak: Trivial valve insufficiency can infrequently get worse with time.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Leak: If all the heart valves leak significant volumes of blood, the heart will have an overload and heart failure may result.
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
More info needed.: The decision for valve replacement surgery (or any surgery for that matter), is a very complicated decision that involves looking at all aspects of on ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety: How did you learn that your mitral valve is leaking? People often worry about their health, especially those with ongoing anxiety. Mitral valve prol ... Read More
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