What are the dangers and restrictions of having valvular heart disease?

Complicated. This depends on the valve involved, the cause of the diseased valve and the degree to which it affects function. Damaged valves also creates the risk of secondary valve infection (infective endocarditis), which can be life-threatening, need long courses of antibiotics or require valve replacement. Restrictions depend on disease severity.

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Is valvular heart disease dangerous?

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.

Doctor said I have a valvular heart disease so is this dangerous?

Depends. Depends on which valve and on what type of problem. Ask you doctor to clearly explain what type of valvular heart disease, what treatment may be needed and ask if you should see a cardiologist. If you don't get answers, see another doctor.

Is it dangerous for a newborn to have a valvular heart disease? What happen to the child then?

Discuss with doctor. There are a number of valvular problems some of which are more serious than others. Without knowing all the details and the patient I cannot give you more information. You need to talk to the newborn"s doctor if hjppa will allow you to.
Varies. There are some very serious and need emergent surgery. Others may be followed and stabilize or resolve with patient growth.

What are the disadvantages of having valvular heart disease?

Cardiac dysfunction. Symptoms of shortness of breath, palpitation, syncope, swelling of legs, chest pain may occur depending upon the degree of the disease.

What are the activities allowed to patients with valvular heart disease?

It depends. Specific activities to any patients with valvular disease depend upon the severity of the disease itself. Even in this, physicians should not be overly prescriptive as to be "know-it-all". One has to factor in the patient himself/herself, and this means clinical data. A team-approach between patient and physician is key and decision-making has to be shared for ultimate and final recommendations.

I have valvular heart disease what can I do to prevent it of getting worse?

See your doctor. There are four separate valves in the heart and they may each be diseased in a variety of ways. The treatment varies according to the specific defect. The best hing to do is discuss your specific condition with you cardiologist and get specific treatment.

Can you describe nonspecific valvular heart disease?

Non specific. This sounds more like an insurance code than a real diagnosis. As cardiologists, we diagnose valves as narrow, leaking, calcified, abnormal in appearance etc... When an insurance billing code is used for "valvular disease" without specifying what type of abnormality, it is qualified as "non specific"... Welcome to the world of coding :-).
Valves. With the widespread use if echocardiograms cardiologists often find trivial abnormalities of the valves that are not clinically relevant.

What are the activities allowed with valvular heart disease.?

Complicated. This depends on the valve involved, the cause of the diseased valve and the degree to which it affects function. Damaged valves also creates the risk of secondary valve infection (infective endocarditis), which can be life-threatening, need long courses of antibiotics or require valve replacement. Restrictions depend on disease severity. This should be discussed with cardiologist.

What disadvantages do you have when you have valvular heart disease?

Complicated. This depends on the valve involved, the cause of the diseased valve and the degree to which it affects function. Damaged valves also creates the risk of secondary valve infection (infective endocarditis), which can be life-threatening, need long courses of antibiotics or require valve replacement. Restrictions depend on disease severity. This should be discussed with cardiologist.