Dr. Aklog explains what valve regurgitation is.
Regurgitation is a fancy medical term for a valve that leaks, a valve that doesn’t close properly and prevents, and it allows the blood to go backwards through the valve, and what happens typically there is that because the blood is going backwards, part of the blood is going backwards, the heart has to work extra hard in order to accommodate that extra flow, and symptoms can result from that.
About Dr. Aklog, M.D.:
Dr. Lishan Aklog is the current Director and Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at The Heart and Lung Institute of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona and Director of EmpowHer's Medical Advisory Board. Specializing in adult cardiac care, he graduated from Harvard College followed by Harvard Medical School. Dr. Aklog was a cardiothoracic resident at Brigham and Women’s/Boston Children’s Hospital, an Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and completed international fellowships in London, England and Paris, France.
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