Scientific Sessions

Valvular Heart Disease

Valvular heart failure is any disorder that affects one or more of the heart's four valves. Such disorders are caused by age, congenital (inborn) defects, pregnancy, and heart disease from rheumatism.

Treatment: Some of the most common treatments for valvular heart disease are briefly offered as:

• Avoid excessive alcohol consumption

 • Do not smoke

• Antibiotic drugs

 • Anti-Thrombotic drugs such as aspirin

• Anticoagulants such as warfarin

• Balloon dilatation

• Medication for water pills