Heart Valve Problems

Lifestyle & Management

You can always take steps to keep your heart as healthy as possible, whether or not you have a valve problem. You can manage your risk factors for other conditions that are related to heart valve disease.  Heart-healthy lifestyle steps include: 

If you have been diagnosed with a heart valve problem, be sure to discuss your amount and level of physical activity with your healthcare provider. If your valve is severely damaged, your provider may recommend that you limit strenuous activity to avoid overworking your heart.


Last Updated July 2020