Webchat Transcripts - Questions and Answers with a Physician
Heart valve disease refers to any of several conditions that prevent one or more of the valves in the heart from functioning adequately to assure proper circulation. Left untreated, heart valve disease can reduce the quality of life and become life-threatening. In many cases, heart valves can be surgically repaired or replaced, restoring normal function and allowing a return to normal activities.
Read transcripts of prior webchats on this topic:
- Heart Valve Disease and Treatments (Drs. Jellis and Gillinov 12/16/2016)
- Heart Valve Disease & Non-Surgical Interventions (Drs. Stewart and Krishnaswamy 8/18/2016)
- Heart Valve Disease and Treatments (Drs. Desai and Navia 08/18/15)
- Heart Valve Disease and Treatment Options (Drs. Collier & Soltesz 03/17/15)
- Heart Valve Disease & Surgical Interventions (Drs. Kalahasti & Soltesz 08/5/2014)
- Heart Valve Disease (Drs. Thomas & Gillinov 08/27/13)
- Valve Disease & Percutaneous Treatments (Drs. Griffin & Kapadia 05/13/13)
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