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What happens when you have a leaky valve ?

I know that it can cause a back flow, but what happens when your blood does go backwards? what are the effects ?
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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A leakey valve in the heart always reduces the efficiency of the heart which may lead soon to Heart failure.
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