Heart Valve Problems and Causes

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Any heart problem can seem overwhelming at first, but there are many treatment options available.

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If you’re seeking to better understand a heart valve problem, you may want to learn more about the possible link between a heart murmur and valve disease. Not all heart murmurs lead to problems, so it’s good to understand why some are considered "innocent murmurs."

Find articles and helpful media to educate those affected by valve disease:


Valve Stenosis: When a Heart Valve is Too Narrow
Valve Regurgitation: When a Heart Valve Leaks
Heart Murmurs and Valve Problems


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The Edwards Lifesciences Foundation sponsors the AHA’s Heart Valve Education Center and Ambassador Program: Heart Valve Disease.