Medical Treatments

In some cases, medication alone is successful in the treatment of heart valve disease, and may include:

  • Medications such as beta-blockers, digoxin, and calcium channel blockers to reduce symptoms of heart valve disease by controlling the heart rate and fibrillation.

  • Medications to control blood pressure, such as diuretics (medications that remove excess water from the body by increasing urine output) or vasodilators (medications which relax the blood vessels, decreasing the force against which the heart must pump).