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Diagnosed with damaged thickened heart valve
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Diagnosed with damaged thickened heart valve

Hello. I am a 41 year old woman who lives pretty healthy. Never smoked, drink very little and I'm a vegetarian. Had an echocardiogram done last week and cardiologist called me yesterday and told me the main valve to my heart was damaged and thickened and looked like a 70 year olds valve. He said it was nothing I had to worry about for 30 or 40 more years and that otherwise I was a young healthy gal. He said this was good news. It didn't feel like good  news. I am now very worried. I have no idea how my valve would have gotten damaged. He said it could have been caused by endocarditis but he wasn't sure. I had an echocardiogram 3 years ago and did not have this valve damage then. Is this really something I don't need to worry about like the doctor said? Because as of right now being told the main valve to my heart looks like a 70 year olds has me worried. Thank you for your help.
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It is difficult to answer this question without having images of the echocardiogram, however I would advise you to talk to your physician about the results.  Ask your physician what exactly he or she means by her statement and what this means for your prognosis.  If you do not feel that you are getting enough information, it is always ok to seek a second opinion from another cardiologist.
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