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Simultaneous Repair of Heart Valves May Benefit Some Adults

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An international study of more than 400 adults concludes that simultaneous repair of heart valves decreased the risk of future severe leakage of the tricuspid valve. The results of the clinical trial were presented at the American Heart Association’s annual scientific sessions meeting.

Heart valves are responsible for regulating blood flow to and from the four chambers of the heart. The valves have leaflets, thin but strong flaps of tissue that work to keep blood from leaking back into the heart. When a valve leaks, this is called regurgitation and symptoms of such ...