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How could heart valve disease be treated?

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Dr. Steven Shayani
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends On Condition

Depending on your heart valve disease condition, the following could be treatments for you: monitoring, medications, balloon valvotomy and/or surgery.
Of course all treatments should have regular follow-ups with your doctor.

In brief: Depends On Condition

Depending on your heart valve disease condition, the following could be treatments for you: monitoring, medications, balloon valvotomy and/or surgery.
Of course all treatments should have regular follow-ups with your doctor.
Dr. Steven Shayani
Dr. Steven Shayani
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Dr. Jon Spiers
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several ways

Some need only medical management, while others need repair or replacement.
Traditional valve surgery has been a open procedure (true open heart surgery) but now we have per cutaneous means for treating some. This allows the treatment of many more patients. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (tavr) has proven especially good in high risk patients. Talk to your surgeon and cardiologist !

In brief: Several ways

Some need only medical management, while others need repair or replacement.
Traditional valve surgery has been a open procedure (true open heart surgery) but now we have per cutaneous means for treating some. This allows the treatment of many more patients. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (tavr) has proven especially good in high risk patients. Talk to your surgeon and cardiologist !
Dr. Jon Spiers
Dr. Jon Spiers
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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Many ways

It really depends on the severity of the valve disase and which valve is involved.
This can range from medical treatment to surgery. With surgery the valve could potentially be repaired or replaced. In a subset of patients this can be approached thru mini insicions. With a small group of very high risk patients the aortic valve can be treated with a new type of valve stent called tavi or tavr.

In brief: Many ways

It really depends on the severity of the valve disase and which valve is involved.
This can range from medical treatment to surgery. With surgery the valve could potentially be repaired or replaced. In a subset of patients this can be approached thru mini insicions. With a small group of very high risk patients the aortic valve can be treated with a new type of valve stent called tavi or tavr.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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