A properly functioning pulmonary valve does not leak much, and it keeps the blood flowing in one direction - from the heart’s lower right pumping chamber (the right ventricle) into the major vessel (pulmonary artery) that connects to the lungs. Defects in the valve, or previous surgical repairs, may cause the valve to leak blood back into the right ventricle.
- Q What heart conditions are related to valve disease?
- Q What is heart valve stenosis?
- Q Are there alternative treatments for valvular heart disease?
- Q Is there a cure for valvular heart disease?
- Q What happens if a heart valve malfunctions?
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