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Do you have a question about heart valve disease and conditions? Edward Savage, MD, Chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiac Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida and Bruce Lytle, MD, Chairman of the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at noon (ET).
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About heart valve disease and conditions
Heart valve disease occurs when one or more of the four valves in your heart don’t work to allow blood flow from one chamber to another, or close to prevent blood from leaking back out.
If left untreated, a faulty heart valve can reduce quality of life and even become life-threatening resulting in stroke or cardiac arrest. Heart valve disease can be treated with lifestyle changes and medication therapy but may eventually require surgery to repair or replace the damaged valve.
Possible questions for this webchat
- What symptoms would I experience if I have a heart valve problem?
- How are faulty heart valves treated or replaced?
- Are there any new advancements in heart valve disease treatment?
Dr. Savage is a cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in reoperative and complex cardiac surgery, valvular diseases, mitral valve repair, surgical approaches to heart failure and minimally invasive heart surgery.
Dr. Lytle is a cardiac surgeon with a special interest in coronary artery disease, arterial bypass grafting, valvular heart diseases, valve surgery, re-operations and diseases of the thoracic aorta.
This health chat will open on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.