A 32-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: valvular heart diseases?
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Dr. David Dodd answered
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Abnormal heart valve: Any structural abnormality causing dysfunction of one or more of the valves in the heart. This may produce an obstruction to blood flow, a leakage of blood back across the valve or a combination of both. These issues can often be managed medically for a time but may eventually require repair or replacement of the diseased valve.
Answered on Oct 29, 2016
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