Valve repair is necessary when one or more of the four heart valves, which keeps blood flowing in the correct direction through the heart, isn't functioning properly. Surgery is done to repair or replace the valves that aren't working properly.
Lisa Nelson RD #3: Please explain briefly what a leaking valve is and if someone chooses not to correct a "leaky valve" via surgery what's the long term prognosis? Dr. Shelby-Lane: A leaky valve is a condition in which the blood flow is altered by a valve that allows blood to flow backwards, otherwise known as…
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