Here are some resources to help you heart valve disease, treatment optioins, and other support.
The Cleveland Clinic’s “Valve Disease Overview and Treatment Guide” is a free download that provides detailed descriptions and illustrations of specific types of valve repair.
The American Heart Association offers a handy wallet card that notifies emergency medical personnel that you have a heart condition that puts you at risk for a serious infection called endocarditis and that you need antibiotics prior to certain medical procedures.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides a useful overview of valve disease and its treatment, as well as links to clinical trials.
Edwards Lifesciences, which makes the Sapien valve used for transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, offers this about treating aortic valve stenosis: