While surgery is often the only way to treat valvular disease, related treatments to heart valve surgery may include medications that improve symptoms. Controlling blood pressure and heart rate can reduce stress and strain on the heart.
Other non-surgical treatment options may include balloon valvuloplasty. This is performed using specialized tools threaded through the blood vessel to the heart. Once in place, a small balloon is inflated to widen the narrowed valve.
Some of these other treatment options are not cures for heart valve disease. Surgery is the only way to cure the condition. Learn why related treatments to heart valve surgery may be recommended. Request an appointment at Florida Hospital.