A 53-year-old member asked:
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Is valvular heart disease dangerous?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in 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 dictate outcome.
Answered on Jan 8, 2013
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