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Can a leaking heart valve be treated with medicine?
Can a leaking valve be treated with medicine and not necessarily surgery? I have two of them.
submitted by Bev from Langdon, North Dakota on 2/12/2013
by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Neil E. Strickman, MD
Absolutely yes. Only severe valve problems, either leaking or narrowed, should be considered for operation. A good test to monitor the function of a heart valve is a heart echocardiogram.
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Updated February 2013