What are symptoms of a faulty heart valve?

Several. Depending on what valve and the severity, the symptoms could be shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, and passing out. Also palpitations might occur.
Breathing problems. When a heart valve is not working right, the heart does not pump blood effectively, this could lead to chest pain, shortness of breath, leg swelling, difficulty breathing lying on your back, cough, and lightheartedness among other.

Related Questions

Ok, is it possible to engage in vigorous physical activity with bad heart valve and or aortic aneurysm without experiencing symptoms?

No. It is very important to talk in depth with your cardiologist about what exercises are allowed if any considering the severity of your heart condition. It is possible that without speaking to him/her the first symptom may be death. Read more...
Not likely. The cardiac valve problem, especially aortic or mitral, will cause shortness of breath issues which would make it unlikely to continue what your were doing. The aortic aneurysm would have little to no symptoms with activity. Doesn't mean that the aneurysm can't rupture, in which case your symptoms would be pain and likely death. Very unlikely to happen unless the aneurysm is greater than 5 cm. Read more...

If a person had a faulty heart valve, could that individual go 3 to 4 mi in 30 min on a cross trainer, do a hundred push-ups on a little over a min?

Mild valve problem. If the heart valve abnormality is mild, cardiac output could be good enough to perform vigorous exercise without symptoms. It is still advisable to have a your physician clear you for vigorous exercise however. Read more...

What are common symptoms of a leaky heart valve?

Shortness of breath. The principal symptom is shortness of breath. Other symptoms might included fatigue, swollen ankles, cough. Read more...
Insufficiency. Leaky heart valves produce volume loads on the heart. They may produce abnormal rhythms early. As the heart enlarges the back pressure builds up in the lungs and shortness of breath and decreased exercise capacity is seen. We try and repair or replace these valves when the heart enlargement is seen to be progressing. Read more...

What are some of the symptoms of heart valve malfunction?

Various. Depending on the valve involved, one can have no symptoms. Others can have chest pain, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing with activity, lower extremity swelling, inability to lie flat, dizziness, passing out, arrhtmias, etc. Read more...

Can you tell me the symptoms of regurgitation in heart valve problems?

Valvar regurgitation. Valvar regurgitation generally results in a volume load on the side of the heart experiencing the regurgitant valve. Eventually this leads to dilation and loss of contractility resulting in congestive heart failure. The process can be sudden if acute valvar regurgitation but typically takes years. Read more...

Is there a way to improve a bad heart valve without surgery?

Depends on stage. Depending on the valve and the amount of damage as well as symptoms, usually medical treatment is optimized and adjusted and the surgery is usually recommended on specific anatomic changes and/ or if symptoms become uncontrollable. Tight follow up is usually needed in order to time right the surgery ( now intravascular procedures are available for repair/ replacement. Read more...
Valve repair. Need more details. The aortic valve may be intervened percutaneously-procedure is known as a TAVR. Other approaches are available for the mitral valve. See an interventional cardiologist with expertise in structural for more details. Good luck! Read more...

Will you have more symptoms as you age with heart valve disease?

Generally yes. With aging, other factors become superimposed such as onset of coronary disease, hypertension, and senescent changes in diastolic function. Moreover, the involved valve itself may gradually deteriorate. The net effect is often progressive worsening but this may not be noticed since people tend to slow down and do less activity as they age. Read more...

Is taking msm a bad choice for one that has mitral heart valve problems problems?

Probably. Msm is a sulfur compound sold to people as a supplement. It is not an fda-regulated prescription drug, so it's effects, it's quality, it's consistency, it's benefits, and it's dangers are not well studied and may be unknown. Msm is not proven to help people, and people are not proven to be missing msm. This all means that msm needs more research before it can be considered not "a bad choice". Read more...