Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Heart valve disease is a lifelong condition. However, many people have heart valve defects or disease but don’t have symptoms. If not treated, advanced heart valve disease can cause heart failure or other life-threatening conditions. Eventually, you may need to have your faulty heart valve(s) repaired or replaced.
The main causes of heart valve disease are:

  • Being born with an abnormal valve or valves (congenital heart disease)
  • Having had rheumatic fever.
  • Cardiomyopathy – a disease of the heart muscle.
  • Damage to the heart muscle from a heart attack.
  • Getting older.
  • A previous infection with endocarditis.

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    MECHANICAL HEART VALVES

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    TISSUE HEART VALVES

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    PERICARDIUM REPAIR PATCH