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Treatment for a leaky heart valve, or valve regurgitation, differs depending on which of the four heart chambers is leaking. Aortic regurgitation can be treated with medication or surgery, mitral regurgitation often does... More »

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The symptoms of a leaky heart valve can include rapid heartbeat, fatigue, lightheadedness and palpitations, WebMD says. In severe cases, a leaky heart valve can cause fluid retention in the body, especially the legs, and... More »

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A leaky heart valve can be dangerous, although it is not always cause for concern; some people with a leaky mitral valve do not even require treatment, notes WebMD. The standard approach to treating a leaky heart valve i... More »

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The abnormal protrusion of a heart valve that results in the valve being unable to close completely is called mitral valve prolapse. During this condition, the mitral valve bumps upward or back into the upper chamber or ... More »

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According to WebMD, a leaky heart valve is a valve in the heart that leaks blood during normal contraction or relaxation. There are four valves of the heart that may become leaky. More »

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Treatment for aortic sclerosis typically includes replacement of the aortic valve; aortic sclerosis stemming from underlying conditions, such as kidney failure or heart defects, resolve with blood thinners, surgery to re... More »

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Treatment of heart valve disease may involve medications to control and improve symptoms and guard against further damage to the heart or surgery to repair or replace the leaky valve, according to MedicineNet. The severi... More »

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