Valvular disorder

What is Valvular disorder?

Valvular heart disease is any disease process involving one or more of the four valves of the heart (the aortic and mitral valves on the left and the pulmonary and tricuspid valves on the right). These conditions occur largely as a result of aging. Most people are in their late 50s when diagnosed, and more than one in ten people over 75 have it.

Early detection may improve outcomes from surgery.

Collectively and anatomically, the valves are part of the dense connective tissue makeup of the heart known as the cardiac skeleton. Valve problems may be congenital (inborn) or acquired (due to another cause later in life). Treatment may be with medication but often (depending on the severity) involves valve repair or replacement (insertion of an artificial heart valve). Specific situations include those where additional demands are made on the circulation, such as in pregnancy.

Questions and answers on "Valvular disorder"

Sometimes my heart will speed up and I will get shortness of breathe and then it will go back to normal, but yesterday this happen and I started...

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for your query.

See sometimes getting palpitations, tachycardia along with shortness of breath all these can be explained by anxiety...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

I have had acute and long lasting shortness of breath. I need advice about treatment and proper...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Cardiology or Pulmonary physicians

Detailed Answer:
Dear patient,

Thanks for your health concerns. The symptoms of long-standing...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

HI , I am a 64 yr old male . my ecg report shows
normal sinus rhythm with frequent VPCs.Single run of pre mature atrial tachycardia seen in rhythm...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Not entirely normal, needs further evaluation.

Detailed Answer:
Respected Sir
Best interpretation of ECG is done when we know whole...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on  Valvular disorder

doctor1 MD

I have had acute and long lasting shortness of breath . I need advice about treatment and proper referral.

doctor1 MD

HI , I am a 64 yr old male . my ecg report shows normal sinus rhythm with frequent VPCs.Single run of pre mature atrial tachycardia seen in rhythm...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I m a 34 yr old male, 5ft10, 90kg and have been diagnosed with inappropriate sinus tacchycardia. I take noten for it and its not been an issue...

doctor1 MD

hi, since this morning i have been having niggling pains in my neck and chest . I can breathe ok but my chest feels tight around the sturnum and...

doctor1 MD

Sometimes my heart will speed up and I will get shortness of breathe and then it will go back to normal, but yesterday this happen and I started...

Ask Question
Doctor Image
MD

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Treatment/Therapy
Related Medical Topics