Understanding Heart Valve Problems

Which solution may be right for you?

Learn more about your options from Heart Valve specialist Robert Bonow, M.D.
Help: How to use this tool.

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What's the Problem?

Investigating your valve

If you have a heart murmur or symptoms of a possible valve problem, your healthcare provider may want to measure how well the valve is working.

tight
valve?

Blood flow: Does my valve allow enough blood to flow through or is it stenotic?

leaky
valve?

Flow direction: Does my valve close properly or is it regurgitating?

Valve-related
Heart Problems?

Overall Function: Does my valve problem affect other parts of my body?