Heart Valve Surgery
As you are aware, your heart has the important job of pumping blood to the rest of your body. In order for the blood to flow out of your heart, it goes through valves. If those valves are not working properly then the blood may have difficulty flowing. As this continues, it can weaken your heart, and it causes some symptoms:
~ Chest pain
~ Breathing difficulties
~ Palpitations – irregular heartbeat or fluttering feeling in your chest
~ Edema (swelling) of the feet, ankles, or abdomen (belly)
~ Rapid weight gain due to fluid retention
Heart valve repair or replacement surgery can restore your blood flow to where it should be, which will also address the symptoms you may have been feeling. Following valve repair or replacement surgery, you should feel better and more energetic, because your heart will be better able to keep oxygen-rich blood flowing throughout your body.