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Flashcards in Valvular Disease Deck (5):
1

What occurs when valves are stenotic?

They impede flow and affect cardiac output

2

What occurs when valves are incompetent?

Regurgitation of blood

3

What are the main causes of valvular disease?

Age
Valve trauma
Ischemic damage
Congenital defects

4

What is the treatment for valvular disease?

Maintain/improve function to prevent failure
Surgery

5

What occurs from valvular disease?

Stenosis or incompetent valves