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  • Heart Valve Disease - Warning Signs and Treatment Options

    Each of the heart’s four valves – aortic, mitral, pulmonary, tricuspid – has its own distinct role in pumping blood throughout the body. Because each role is vital, any heart valve problem can become a serious medical condition. “Without treatment, prognosis of severe valve disease is very poor,” says Dr. Charles Cole, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon who practices at Washington Regional Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Clinic....