What Is Valve Regurgitation? — Types of Heart Valve Disease | Reach for the Heart

What is

Valve regurgitation?

Understanding the leaky heart valve

Tired? Short of breath? You could have symptoms of valve regurgitation.

Healthy valve

Each of your heart valves has leaflets that open and close when your heart beats to pump blood through your body.

Valve regurgitation

Regurgitation happens when your valve’s leaflets don’t close all the way. Some blood may flow backward through your valve, making your heart work harder.

Valve regurgitation can happen suddenly or over time.

Don’t wait to talk to your doctor about your risk.

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