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.

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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. Read more...

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. Read more...
Varies. There are some very serious and need emergent surgery. Others may be followed and stabilize or resolve with patient growth. Read more...

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. Read more...

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. Read more...

Is it common for a teenager to have coronary heart or valvular heart disease?

No. Exceedingly rare for cad. Valvular issues are also uncommon & if suspected you should undergo an echocardiogram. Read more...
No. There are special circumstances when a teenager may have a higher risk of coronary artery disease: sickle cell anemia, kawasaki's disease, immunological arterial diseases such as lupus or arteritis. Over use (or use) of ecstasy, methamphetamine or Cocaine increase cad. If you have these you should be under the care of specialist to begin with. If you don't have these, then don't worry about cad. Read more...

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. Read more...

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 :-). Read more...
Valves. With the widespread use if echocardiograms cardiologists often find trivial abnormalities of the valves that are not clinically relevant. Read more...