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Flashcards in Valvular Disorders Treament Deck (2)
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Treatment is aimed at preventing or managing complications and symptoms. Medications often used to treat valvular disorders include:

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  • diuretics
  • antidysrhythmics
  • vasodilators
  • angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
  • beta-adrenergic blocking agents
  • anticoagulants
    (decrease the workload on the heart).
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Additional strategies may include the following measures:

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  • Oxygen therapy
  • Lifestyle modifications (e.g., low-sodium diet, tobacco cessation, limited alcohol consumption)
  • Surgical valve repair (e.g., balloon valvuloplasty)
  • Prosthetic valve replacement (e.g., mechanical or biological pig, cow, or human valve)
  • Prophylactic antibiotic therapy prior to invasive procedures (e.g., dental procedures or surgery)