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I was told that I have a leaky heart valve. What should I do?

By Anonymous July 3, 2017 - 6:42pm
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I am 82 and having trouble with leg pain when walking,

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community.

What has your cardiologist suggested? Are you a candidate for valve replacement?

The heart has four valves, the tricuspid valve, pulmonic valve, mitral valve and the aortic valve.

Any of the four valves can become leaky. This means that just after the heart squeezes and pumps blood forward, some blood will leak backward through the valve. Leaking through the valve is also called valve regurgitation.


July 4, 2017 - 7:41am
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