Valvular Heart Disease
From The School of Biomedical Sciences Wiki
Valvular Heart Disease is a type of rheumatic heart disease where problems occur on the heart valves.
Example of damage to the valves:
Example of causes of valvular damage:
- illnesses such as infective endocarditis and rheumatic fever
- Ageing by time (e.g. degeneration & calcification)
- Congenital Defects