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Who is more likely to get heart valve disease?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Steven Shayani
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Usually Elderly
Usually patients 75 years of age and older are more likely to get heart valve disease.
Patients with a history of infective endocarditis, heart attacks, heart failure and/or rheumatic fever are also or more likely to develop heart valve disease.

In brief: Usually Elderly
Usually patients 75 years of age and older are more likely to get heart valve disease.
Patients with a history of infective endocarditis, heart attacks, heart failure and/or rheumatic fever are also or more likely to develop heart valve disease.
Dr. Steven Shayani
Dr. Steven Shayani
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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: It depends
There are so many causes of valve disease.
In the past strep infections like strep throat was the most common cause but with antibiotics this has become rare in the us. There are congential causes of valve disease the most common is a 2 leaflet aortic valve (bicuspid). Getting older and wear and tear can result in valve disease. And infection called endocarditis is another cause.

In brief: It depends
There are so many causes of valve disease.
In the past strep infections like strep throat was the most common cause but with antibiotics this has become rare in the us. There are congential causes of valve disease the most common is a 2 leaflet aortic valve (bicuspid). Getting older and wear and tear can result in valve disease. And infection called endocarditis is another cause.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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