valvular heart disease

Definitions of valvular heart disease
  1. noun
    heart disease caused by stenosis of the cardiac valves and obstructed blood flow or caused by degeneration and blood regurgitation
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    types:
    aortic stenosis
    abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve
    mitral valve prolapse
    cardiopathy resulting from the mitral valve not regulating the flow of blood between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart
    mitral stenosis, mitral valve stenosis
    obstruction or narrowing of the mitral valve (as by scarring from rheumatic fever)
    type of:
    cardiopathy, heart disease
    a disease of the heart
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