Heart valves are located in the outlets of the four chambers of the heart. Their function is to prevent blood from flowing backwards. With the different contractions of the heart, its four chambers contract in a certain sequence to pump blood in one direction and irrigate it to the rest of the body.
In some cases one or more valves stop working properly causing congenital heart valve disease (a person is born with this deficiency), endocarditis (a valve has been irreversibly damaged by inflammation inside the heart), valve stenosis (a valve becomes narrower and causes insufficient flow), valve insufficiency (valve hardens and ceases to be flexible, so it does not close properly).
When these deficiencies become more serious, the patient will feel fatigue, shortness of breath and have limited ability to walk, climb stairs, exercise and, generally, to resist fatigue. The solution is to repair or implant artificial valves, for which the patient must undergo open heart surgery to replace heart valves.
THIS TREATMENT STARTS AT US$ 18,000.