euroSCORE for Patients
Provides an interactive tool that allows a patient to work out their own risk for all forms of cardiac surgery such as valve surgery.
Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease
A report of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines.
A lot to be found here, including regurgitation, causes of valvular disease, therapy and surgeries available. An excellent diagram of regurgitant mitral valve in motion is shown.
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
An extensive look at what valvular heart disease is, as well as the diagnosing and treatment.
Explains what heart valves are and how problem valves can be treated. Planning for the future and further resources available.
The Merck Manual
Looks at stenosis and regurgitation for aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves, their symptoms and signs, diagnosis and treatment. A look at pulmonary valves and idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis.
One Valve For Life
Details on mechanical heart valves and tissue valves. Highlights patient stories and features information on valve durability, hemodynamic performance, operative risk and life expectancy.
St. Jude Medical
Information on how heart valves work, heart sounds, and types and causes of valvular disease.
Stress Management Corner
A discussion about low blood volume, often associated with mitral valve prolapse.
Texas Medical Center: Types of Valve Disease
A look at both stenosis and regurgitation of mitral valves, aortic valves, tricuspid valves and pulmonary valves. For each one causes, symptoms and signs are looked at.
All the Web -
Google USENET -