No medications are available to cure heart valve disease. However, lifestyle changes and medications may relieve many of the symptoms and problems linked to valvular disease. These treatments also can lower the risk of developing a life-threatening condition, such as stroke or sudden cardiac death.
Eventually, a faulty mitral or aortic heart valve may need to be dilated, repaired or replaced. Cardiologists and surgeons affiliated with the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute use the least aggressive approach, preserving heart valves whenever possible. If a valve replacement is necessary, they are skilled at performing the most advanced techniques, including:
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