Overview of Heart Valve Disease
Heart valve disorders can be caused by leakage of the valves or narrowing of the valves. When heart valves fail to open and close properly, the effects on the heart can be serious, possibly getting in the way of the heart's ability to pump blood through the body. Heart valve problems are one cause of heart failure. Some heart valve diseases are:
Read more information about heart valve disorder symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.
Heart Valve Disease Treatment
In some cases, the only treatment for heart valve disease may be careful medical supervision. However, other treatment options may include medication, surgery to repair the valve or surgery to replace the valve.
Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of valve disease and disorder and personal preferences. Options may include:
Specialized Centers for Heart Valve Care
The Center for Aortic Disease located in Temple, Texas, provides specialized care for aortic valve conditions.
Center for Valve Disorders, a part of Baylor Heart and Vascular Services at Dallas, provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for patients with any type of structural heart disease.
The Heart Valve Center of Texas, located at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, offers a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach providing therapy for patients with complex heart valve disorders.