There are various cardiac conditions that we can help provide advice on and treatment for here at The Keyhole Heart Clinic. If you have had a recent diagnosis and want to learn more about the cardiac condition you currently have, you’ll find further information below, including Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Regurgitation, Tricuspid Valve Stenosis, Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation, Mitral Valve Stenosis and Mitral Valve Regurgitation. As much as reading about your condition can educate further, it’s always advisable to receive face-to-face consultation, or via phone or video, to understand fully any cardiac conditions, and we are more than happy to arrange this by getting in touch today.
Aortic Valve Stenosis Aortic valve stenosis occurs when the aortic valve begins to stiffen and restrict blood flow through it from the left ventricle to the body. Congenital (hereditary) aortic stenosis can occur creating problems in infancy or in later life. Symptoms include breathlessness, fainting episodes (syncope) and palpitations. Find out more about the Aortic Stenosis treatments available.
Aortic Valve Regurgitation is where the aortic valve leaks when the left ventricle relaxes, where in a healthy heart it should close to prevent blood travelling back into the left ventricle. Most cases are due to a weakness in the main outflow of the heart leading to dilatation of the ring or “annulus” of the aortic valve, with symptoms including severe shortness of breath and ankle swelling. Find out more on the Aortic Valve Regurgitation treatments available.
Tricuspid Valve Stenosis Symptoms & Treatment Although tricuspid valve stenosis may not be too common, if you are suffering from heart disease, it’s still important to know what the symptoms and possible treatments are. Here, expert clinician and director of The Keyhole Heart Clinic runs us through the tricuspid valve stenosis symptoms, the treatment that
Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation Tricuspid valve regurgitation is much more common than tricuspid valve stenosis. In this situation, the tricuspid valve leaks and the malfunctioning valve allows blood to flow back from the right ventricle into your heart’s upper right chamber, the right atrium. In many cases, patients might simply tolerate tricuspid valve regurgitation. However, occasionally
Mitral valve stenosis Mitral Valve Stenosis describes a condition where the mitral valve narrows and fails to open properly. This impedes the movement of blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle which results in poor flow of blood to the rest of the body. The left atrium thickens and dilates and the blood
Mitral valve regurgitation (MR) We understand that being diagnosed with a heart problem – such as mitral valve regurgitation – can be scary, which is why we’ve put together this guide to the issue. Here, we discuss mitral valve regurgitation, the mitral regurgitation symptoms, and outline the best courses of action for mitral regurgitation treatment
We want our patients to be as fully informed as possible, that’s why our knowledge hub provides further information relating to many of the conditions and treatments we provide here at The Keyhole Heart Clinic. Whether you need helpful advice on the various symptoms of heart disease, or you have upcoming surgery and you want to know more about what to expect and how to prepare, our knowledge hub aims to provide helpful insight in between any appointments or consultations you may have with us.
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Diseases of the heart are often diagnosed once they have created problems, and increasingly doctors are recognising that early diagnosis can often prevent the secondary effects of latent cardiac problems.