Symptoms Of Heart Valve Disorders
The symptoms of coronary heart disease vary depending on the severity of the disease. The presence of symptoms usually indicates that the disorder is affecting blood flow. Most people with mild to moderate heart valve disease do not experience any symptoms. However, signs and symptoms may include:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Heart Palpitations
- Chest pain
- Water retention, which can cause swelling in the lower back and lower abdomen.
- Pulmonary edema due to excess fluid in the lungs
What are the causes of heart valve disorders?
There are many causes for different heart valve diseases. Possible reasons include:
- Birth defects
- Infectious endocarditis, inflammation of the heart tissue
- Rheumatic fever, an inflammatory disease caused by infection with group A streptococcus bacteria.
- Age-related changes such as calcium deposits
- Heart attack
- Ischemic heart disease, narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply the heart
- Cardio myopathy, which involves degenerative changes in the heart muscle.
- Syphilis, a relatively rare sexually transmitted infection
- High blood pressure or hypertension
- aortic aneurysm, abnormal swelling or swelling of the aorta
- atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries
- Myxomatous degeneration, weakening of the connective tissue of the mitral valve
- Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease