Valvular heart disease is the name given to any disorder that is characterized by damage or a defect in one of the four valves of the heart: the mitral, aortic, tricuspid or pulmonary.
There are two types of valve problems that Long Island cardiologists encounter:
While all four of the valves can be affected, the mitral and aortic valves tend to be the most affected. As a result of valvular heart disease, the heart is forced to pump blood harder, putting a strain on the heart. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms if you are suffering from valvular heart disease:
Heart doctors in Long Island have identified a number of conditions that can cause valvular heart disease. These include: