Prevention

There are some specific prevention strategies for Heart Valve Diseases as well as the regular prevention strategies for heart disease.

Specific prevention strategies for Heart Valve Diseases include:

  • Watching out for signs of rheumatic fever: checking your tonsils for white spots, a sore throat as well as fevers.
  • If you are diagnosed with Heart Valve Disease, it is essential that you maintain good oral health to reduce the risk of infections in your heart valve. It is recommended that you have a conversation with your dentist about your heart valve disease.