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what happens to heart valves over the years 65-plus?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
18 years experience Family Medicine
Risk of hardening: Heart valves have a risk of "hardening" or becoming less flexible over time. Best way to prevent this is general healthy lifestyle and prevention of hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol.
Answered on Aug 12, 2015
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