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Heart Basics

What you should know about your heart and heart valve diseases

This section offers important information for people with heart valve disease. You’ll find an overview of the anatomy of the heart and its functions, as well as information about heart valve disease, possible treatment and surgical options and approaches.

Please remember this information is not intended to tell you everything you need to know about heart valve disease, artificial heart valves and repair products, or surgical options and approaches. Regular check ups by a heart specialist are essential. Always consult your doctor when you have questions or concerns about your health.