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Overview of Valvular Heart Disease
Valvular heart disorders include:
Regurgitation [aortic, mitral, pulmonic, and tricuspid valves],
Stenosis [aortic, mitral, pulmonic, and tricuspid valves],
Mitral valve prolapse.
These disorders produce altered or additional heart sounds called "Heart Murmurs".
Certain non-valvular congenital defects can also produce heart murmurs in children.
Complimentary and alternative treatments for valvular heart disease that are considered below include: