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Thu 25 July 2013

Heart Valve Disease

Posted by Dr. Carlos Porras. This article was posted in Cirugía Cardiaca, Cardiología Clínica and tagged with treatment, valve, mitral, aortic, stenosis, regurgitation, surgery

Every normal heart consists of heart muscle and four valves. Two valves are located between forechambers (atria) and pumping chambers (ventricles) as inlet valves, the other two are between ventricles and big arteries (aorta, pulmonary artery) as outlet valves of the pumping chambers. These valves regulate inflow into the heart and outflow into lungs of the body through coordinated opening and closing.




A disease may be caused by an inborn anomaly that gets worse with age. Some heart valve disease may only occur with wear due to increasing age or as a consequence of infections with bacteria.

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The medical team of the Instituto Cardiotecnológico Andaluz manages the leading Spanish language website about Marfan syndrome.

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The Arrhythmias Unit of the Heart Area cares for patients with heart rhythm disorders. It is divided into two specific areas.

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Marfan Unit

ICTA has the first Marfan unit set up in the private health sector in Spain: we diagnose, follow-up and treat Marfan syndrome patients.

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Cardiac Surgery

Modern Cardiac Surgery: coronary surgery with and without extracorporeal circulation, conventional valve surgery, etc.

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Aortic Valve Unit

Our group has pioneered aortic valve replacement techniques. Our operating theatre is fully equipped for aortic root surgeries.

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Clinical Cardiology

Electrocardiograms, stress tests & echocardiograms: consultations at Hospital Xanit (Benalmádena) or Fuengirola .

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Sudden Death Unit

Early diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of potentially lethal cardiovascular diseases that may result in sudden death in athletes.

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Coronarography, studies of patients with valvulopathies: congenital heart disease in adults, transseptal catheterisation, etc.

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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Service specialised in full rehabilitation of patients after angina, heart attack, operations, etc.

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