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A Key to Successfully Living with Valve Disease? Learning from Others

Date: August 4th, 2015

Heart valve disease involves damage to one or more of the heart's four valves. Valve defects can be there at birth (congenital) or develop later in life. It is very possible that you or someone you know has had valve disease, as it is common and affects as many as five million Americans each year. While some types are not serious, others can lead to major complications. Fortunately, valve disease can usually be successfully treated with valve repair or replacement in