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Can a leaky heart valve heal?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not in adults

Many many children have a "heart mummurs" or so called leaky valves and often they do disappear by adolescent age or earlier. Unfortunately for adults, leaky valves typically results from diseases and they don't go away without treatments.
If you have it, check with your doc for regular monitoring. Some type may require antibiotics before dental work etc..Thus should consult your doc.. Good luck.

In brief: Not in adults

Many many children have a "heart mummurs" or so called leaky valves and often they do disappear by adolescent age or earlier. Unfortunately for adults, leaky valves typically results from diseases and they don't go away without treatments.
If you have it, check with your doc for regular monitoring. Some type may require antibiotics before dental work etc..Thus should consult your doc.. Good luck.
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