Valvular heart disease refers to several disorders and diseases of the heart valves, which are the tissue flaps that regulate the flow of blood through the four chambers of the heart.
Patients with valvular heart disease have a malfunction of one or more of these valves. There are several types of valvular heart diseases with distinct symptoms .
These are mitral valve prolapse (displacement), mitral valve insufficiency (regurgitation), mitral valve stenosis (narrowing), aortic valve insufficiency
aortic valve stenosis, tricuspid valve insufficiency, tricuspid valve stenosis, pulmonic stenosis and pulmonic insufficiency