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Hi my grandmas heart valve has closed 8 cm. She is ober 80.Does she need operation?

Need more info. Depends on which valve, what pressures and blood flows are like on each side of the valve and throughout the heart and lungs, what your grandma's activity level and symptoms are like, and how healthy she is for her age. Her cardiologist (heart doctor) should be able to give a detailed explanation of the pros & cons of all options in her particular situation, so you can all decide together. Read more...

I have a leaky heart valve, they say my heart is to weak to do surgery. So I have been taking meds. Do I need to watch what I do.?

Absolutely. You should talk to your doctor about the limitations of your physical activity, level of exercise, as well as your diet. And make sure you take your medication reguarly on time. Read more...