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What is the significance of an extra heart valve

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
Not sure: Not sure what this means. I have never heard of an extra heart valve. There are cases when a person is born with a quadricuspid aortic valve (one le ... Read More
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Abnormal: It may affect the other valve and cause irregular heart beats and heart failure.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
Depends on degree: This depends on the degree of tightness (stenosis). In the US, the aortic valve is the most common valve affected by this condition. If the valve is c ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Valve: The valve opens to allow flow out of the heart to the body. If it doesn't open properly we call this stenosis. It has to close properly to keep blood ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
31 years experience Cardiology
Restricted flow: A heart valve that is narrowed has a restriction on the amount of blood that can flow across it as the heart pumps. This restriction, often referred t ... Read More
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Stenosis : Blood will have trouble going between heart chambers and great vessels. Depending on the chronicity and the degree of stenosis, bad damage can happen ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
Chordae tendineae: Chordae tendineae are the support structures of the heart valves and the ventricles themselves. It has now been shown that when the mitral valve is r ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen L Roth
47 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: There are many causes of a "distressed" valave and the significance depend on the cause as well as on the extent of the"distress.".
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
23 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Yes: The heart valve is specific tissue made of collagen that is thin layered yet durable.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Not in adults: Many many children have a "heart mummurs" or so called leaky valves and often they do disappear by adolescent age or earlier. Unfortunately for adults ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not man made.: All biologic valves leak a little. They do not close perfectly.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
23 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Aortic: The aortic valve is the largest valve.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Too broad: Your question is too broad to answer. Please restate with your actual concern.

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