Which heart diseases leads to valvular heart disease?

Coronary disease/CAD. CAD can lead to weakened or poorly functioning heart muscle. The mitral valve is anchored to that muscle and will leak if CAD is severe enough. Rheumatic heart disease can lead to valve stenosis due to calcification, but has become less likely in the era of antibiotics. Also, being born with a bicuspid aortic valve (normally 3 cusps) can lead to calcification and narrowing at 50-60 years of age.
See below. In the past rheumatic fever was an important cause of valvular heart disease. Today ageing is a common cause of valvular disease such as aortic stenosis. Drug abuse can result in valve damage due to bloodstream infection called endocarditis. Untreated high blood pressure can cause enlargement of the heart and leakage of the valves.

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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...

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...

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. Read more...

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...

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...

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. Read more...

I am a student of 2nd year in medical. My question is that, that how rheumatic heart disaese causes valvular heart disease?

Reference. "pathogenesis of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: evasive after half a century of clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory investigation" http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1768618/. Read more...
Inflammation. Rheumatic fever is a systemic disease following strep pyogenes infection. Inflammation of the endocardium and valves lead to significant scarring, fibrosis and destruction of the valve structure and function leading to stenosis and/or regurgitation. Read more...
It is immunological. This is an immune complex deposition on the valves mainly the mitral valve . The m protein in the streptococcus and the myocardial tissue has cross reaction . The immune system attacks the strept bacteria as well as the myocardial tissue . The process trigger inflammation and destruction of tissues , scarring and redundancy . The commonest valvular abnormality is mitral stenosis . Read more...