VALVULAR DISEASE OVERVIEW
This module provides an overview of common valvular diseases and the current treatment modalities for each. There are two main types of valvular disease, stenosis and regurgitation, of which both will be discussed. The left side heart valves are the focus of this module. Even though the right side valves incur the same problems as the left side heart valves, they are a low-pressure system and are better tolerated by the patient.
After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Define stenosis
- Define regurgitation
- Discuss the murmurs created with each type of valve disease
- Discuss common treatment modalities for each type of valve disease