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How is heart valve surgery used to treat heart failure?

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As heart failure gets worse, the valves that normally help direct the flow of blood through your heart may no longer completely close, which allows blood to flow backward. A surgeon can repair or replace the valves.

From: Heart Failure Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?" "Ventricular Assist Device."

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure Medications."

Mayo Clinic: "Heart Failure."

UpToDate: "Cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure: Indications," "General principles of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator."

International Journal of Clinical PracticeI : “Ivabradine -- the first selective sinus node channel inhibitor in the treatment of stable angina.” f

Harvard Health Publishing: "Heart failure and potassium."

Clinical Calcium : "Magnesium in congestive heart failure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?" "Ventricular Assist Device."

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure Medications."

Mayo Clinic: "Heart Failure."

UpToDate: "Cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure: Indications," "General principles of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator."

International Journal of Clinical PracticeI : “Ivabradine -- the first selective sinus node channel inhibitor in the treatment of stable angina.” f

Harvard Health Publishing: "Heart failure and potassium."

Clinical Calcium : "Magnesium in congestive heart failure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

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