Doctor confirmed I have valvular heart diseases and need to follow up. Will this needed throughout my life?

Valvular disease. Depends on the location and type of valvular dysfunction and it's magnitude. If a significant obstructive or regurgitant lesion is present it may well be needed to follow up regularly to gauge symptoms and use evhocardiograms to assess valvular and cardiac function.
Maybe. Whether you need follow-up depends on which valve is involved, whether the valve leaks or is narrow, how severe the disease is, and your age.
Valve follow up. Many people have valvular heart disease that does not require surgical correction. Typically, the valves that cause patients problems are on the left side and include the aortic valve and mitral valve. These valves may become thickened (stenotic) or leaky (regurgitant). Each of these problems require routine follow-up with echocardiograms to determine the need for further intervention.

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What is the definition or description of: Valvular heart diseases?

Abnormal heart valve. Any structural abnormality causing dysfunction of one or more of the valves in the heart. This may produce an obstruction to blood flow, a leakage of blood back across the valve or a combination of both. These issues can often be managed medically for a time but may eventually require repair or replacement of the diseased valve. Read more...

Which heart diseases leads to valvular heart disease?

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. Read more...
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. 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...

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...

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...

I have valvular heart disease what can I do to prevent it of getting worse?

See your doctor. There are four separate valves in the heart and they may each be diseased in a variety of ways. The treatment varies according to the specific defect. The best hing to do is discuss your specific condition with you cardiologist and get specific treatment. 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...