Patients with valvular heart disease should receive treatment that’s individualized for the best chance to achieve improved heart function and a better quality of life, says newly released treatment and classification guidelines.
When you need heart surgery, do your homework to identify the right hospital and heart surgeon for you. Advance planning gives you tools to set a productive initial meeting and discuss your next options.
What happens when one or more of your heart’s four valves don’t work properly? Ask questions about valve disease from top Cleveland Clinic heart surgeons at a live webchat Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at noon (ET).