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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

The main benefit of a heart valve replacement made from pig, or porcine, tissue is the decreased risk of blood clots, which also makes the use of lifelong blood-thinning medication unnecessary, advises the Society of Tho... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

Pig valve replacement is a viable treatment for heart disease, specifically heart valve disease, according to the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Heart valve disease happens when one of the val... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health
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The heart'saortic valve becomescalcified when deposits of calcium form on it. These calcium deposits typically affect the leaflets of the valve, thus preventing the proper closing and opening of the aortic valve, accordi... More » Health Conditions & Diseases