British Columbia Specific Information
There are several different types of heart valve disorders and many different treatments available. Treatments could include lifestyle changes, medication, or surgery. To learn more about heart valve disorders and treatments, visit the Heart and Stroke Foundation - Valve Disorders.
In some cases, a blood thinner may be prescribed as part of your treatment. Blood thinners are medicines that help prevent blood clots. If you are taking a blood thinner, always talk to your health care provider before you buy any over the counter medicines.
For more information you may also call 8-1-1 to speak to a registered nurse or pharmacist. Our nurses are available anytime, every day of the year; and our pharmacists are available every night from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Current as of: August 31, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Rakesh K. Pai MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & David C. Stuesse MD - Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery & Michael P. Pignone MD, MPH, FACP - Internal Medicine