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Heart valve replacement: What are my options?

HCA Healthcare has 31 million patient encounters annually–many of which involve the heart. The heart has four valves and heart valve disease can occur when one or more of the valves aren’t opening or closing properly. Heart valve symptoms can be managed with medications, but if the condition is severe, more intensive treatment may be…
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What was wrong with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s heart?

By now, you have probably heard the news that actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger underwent heart surgery last week. Per reports, the scheduled surgery was performed at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai to replace a pulmonary valve, or pulmonic valve, which is positioned between the heart and the lungs, allowing for blood to travel to…
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