What is valvular heart disease?

What is valvular heart disease?

Dr. Smita Mishra, Paediatric Cardiologist, Associate Director - Jaypee Hospital, will talk about valvular heart disease in this video. Rheumatic heart disease is the major cause of valvular heart disease. In this the valves don not function properly. The valves are present in between the chambers of heart and they open in one direction to avoid backflow of the blood. She will further explain the importance of the valves.

Dr. Smita Mishra

Completed MD (Pediatrics) from S S Medical College, Rewa (MP). Done FNB (Pediatric Cardiology) from Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi. Has an illustrious experience of more than 20 years. Specialized in Interventional Pediatric Cardiology, and Noninvasive Pediatric Cardiology. Holds expertise in treating and managing Atrial Septal Defects, Congenital Valve Problems, Arrhythmias, Congenital Heart Disease, Kawasakis disease etc. Well-regarded member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Chairperson of IAP Cardiology Chapter & Executive board member of Delhi IAP. Has many appreciated papers and presentations to her credit, and has significantly contributed to the medical literature. Conceptualized programme called Spandan, for the children suffering from Heart disease, at native place Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. Has been awarded the IMA Best Doctor Award in 2013.

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