Cardiology


Heart Valve Diseases

Heart valve diseases can be congenital or they may arise from rheumatic diseases experienced in childhood, senile calcification, various infections, and degeneration of the valve.

This condition seen in heart valves increases the burden of the heart so it can cause irremediable impairments in the structure of the heart, if it lasts for a long time. The most common symptoms of heart valve diseases are:

  • Quick fatigue
  • Palpitation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of the legs
  • Clotting
  • Rhythm disorders

In heart valve condition, the first treatment option is repair of the valve. However, if repair is not possible, artificial heart valves are implanted into the patients. If medical condition of the patient doesn't allow open surgery, the valve can be implanted by entering through groin artery called TAVÄ°.