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Lack of Awareness A recent survey of more than 2,000 adults in the U.S. found that while over half have heard of heart valve disease (HVD), less than one in four know somewhat or a great deal about HVD. Although awareness increases with age, 30 percent of respondents over the age of 65 say they…

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What Is Heart Valve Disease? Heart valve disease is the name given to any malfunction or abnormality of one or more of the heart’s four valves, affecting the blood flow through the heart. The condition is usually caused by wear, disease or damage of the heart valve(s).

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All too often, many signs or symptoms of heart valve disease are dismissed as nothing more than aging — but that’s a dangerous assumption, given that valve disease can be deadly if not treated. Learn more about the symptoms of heart valve disease and how doctors go about diagnosing it.

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If you have been diagnosed with heart valve disease, your doctors will work with you to determine the best course of treatment, based on how severe your symptoms are, as well as your age. Find out about valve repair and valve replacement, including TAVR, or transaortic valve replacement.

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Heart valve disease is a condition that occurs when one or more of your four heart valves stops working properly. Learn about the causes and symptoms of heart valve disease, including valvular stenosis and valvular regurgitation.

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