Valvular Heart Disease
Valvular heart disease occurs when one or more valves in your heart get damaged. It is usually observed in the elderly population between 70 and 80 years of age. Causes of valvular heart disease include wear and tear with age, infections, heredity, and other heart conditions. Doctors prescribe the treatment method based on the severity of your disease. In cases of mild severity, doctors may put you on medication, whereas in severe cases, surgery may be advised.
There are different types of heart valve diseases based on how they affect blood flow. If a valve fails to open, the condition is called stenosis, and if the valve fails to close appropriately, it is called regurgitation.
Join Yashoda Health Talk with Dr. V. Rajasekhar, Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist and Certified Specialist for TAVR (Percutaneous Trans Aortic Valve Replacement) for in-depth information on “Valvular Heart Disease.”