Heart valve disease

Ranjit John, Kenneth K. Liao

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This chapter was designed to provide the reader with a brief overview of the current surgical treatment options for heart valve disease. Major topics of discussion are: (1) development of prosthetic valve replacements; (2) current issues with valve replacement; (3) major valvular diseases that affect humans in the Western world; and (4) recent advances in therapeutic options for valvular diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology, and Devices
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9781588294432
StatePublished - 2005

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Copyright 2014 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Aortic regurgitation
  • Aortic sclerosis
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Biologic prosthetic valve
  • Mechanical prosthetic valve
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Tricuspid valve disease


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