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Can a 14 year old girl have heart valve disease?

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 39 years experience
Yes: Valve disease is uncommon in children, but may occur at any age. Valve abnormalities may be congenital or due to acquired diseases.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
Yes: Some valve disorders are present at birth. The valve disorder may only be appreciated at some later stage in life.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes: Rare but yes. An echocardiogram will answer the question.

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Last updated Sep 9, 2019

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