Conditions Category: Guide to heart valves

Why have I got this?

There are a number of reasons why heart valves become damaged; you can ask your doctor which of the following reasons has caused your valve to be affected, leading to your heart not pumping efficiently. You may have been born with a damaged valve; this is termed congenital heart disease. As we get older our […]

August 4, 2022


This means that the valve leaks. As a result, the heart has to pump harder due to the blood leaking backwards, so it has to do extra work to get the blood to where it should be flowing.

August 4, 2022


The valve is stiff so cannot open and close properly, meaning that the heart has to work harder having to force the blood to pass through the stiff valve.

August 4, 2022