Today is Medical Monday at Aortic Hope.
Today is all about VALVE DISEASE!
From the Society of Thoracic Surgeons:
"The human heart has four valves—two on the left and two on the right. The aortic valve—the main outflow valve for the left heart—is the valve between the heart and the body. The aortic valve opens when the left ventricle squeezes to pump out blood, and closes in between heart beats to keep blood from going backward into the heart."
"Aortic valve disease occurs when the aortic valve doesn’t work properly; it either fails to close tightly (aortic regurgitation or insufficiency) or gets too tight (aortic stenosis)."
To read detailed information about Aortic Valve Disease from diagnosis and symptoms to treatment options, click HERE.
❓For those of you who have a new valve, please let us know which kind you have: Mechanical or Bovine.
Enjoy this video from Dr. Gonzo regarding which valve might be best for you...click HERE.