Diseases of the Heart Structure, Muscle and Valves
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The normal heart is very robust. Some people are born with abnormalities of the heart structure. Others acquire damage to the heart valves which become too narrow or unable to close properly. The muscle and linings of the heart may be affected by infections, drugs or other inherited or acquired diseases. All of these can cause heart failure or death if not treated.
This lecture will consider the prevention and treatment of structural heart disease.
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