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.