More than 5 million Americans are diagnosed annually with heart valve disease. Heart valve disease refers to conditions that prevent one or more of the valves in the heart from functioning properly. Left untreated, heart valve disease can reduce the quality of life and become life-threatening. In many cases, heart valves can be surgically repaired or replaced, restoring normal function and allowing a return to normal activities. Nurse practitioner Jennifer Joiner, APN, explains the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for heart valve disease on the Hurley in the Morning radio show.
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