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Doctor confirmed I have valvular heart diseases and need to follow up. Will this needed throughout my life?
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Dr. Bettina Cuneo
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bettina Cuneo
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Dr. Allan Stewart
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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