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 are the signs of heart valve disease (valvular heart disease)?
- Q What treatments are used for a damaged aortic valve?
- Q Does valvular heart disease affect children differently than adults?
- Q What are the two types of aortic valve prostheses?
- Q Are heart valve abnormalities birth defects?
- Q How is heart valve disease (valvular heart disease) treated?