This will very much depend on how severe your symptoms are. They may be mild, moderate or severe. It will also depend on which heart valves are damaged and have affected the pumping capacity of your heart and also your general health. One option is replace or repair the affected heart valves. This is major […]
Conditions Category: Guide to heart valves
Your symptoms and a full history of what has been happening to you will have been noted by your team of doctors and nurses. They will have conducted various tests and investigations, in order to diagnose a problem with the valves of your heart. This include various blood tests, X-rays, tracing of your heart (ECGs), […]
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 […]
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.
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.