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Calcification on mitral valve treatments

I've googled calcification on mitral valve treatments, but everything that comes up is really confusing. I was just wondering what exactly it is, and if there are any treatments for it (besides surgery, but I'd still like to know about the surgeries too).
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A healthy valve permits blood flow in one direction with each heartbeat. Stenosis is narrowing of the valve opening and a severely narrowed opening will restrict the amount of blood pumped with each stroke.  This condition places a stress on the heart that will/may cause heart failure, etc.

Replacing or repairing the valve are the only options when there are symptoms and/or the condition is severe.  Preventive measures such as proper diet, life style modertion, not smoking, control blood pressure, etc. is all one can do.
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On the cat scan I had recently there were aortic annulus calcifications, multiple punctuate liver calcifications which are likely granulomas from prior healed infection and I take calcium with vitamin D.    Should I be taking calcium vitamins?
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On the cat scan I had recently there were aortic annulus calcifications, multiple punctuate liver calcifications which are likely granulomas from prior healed infection and I take calcium with vitamin D.    Should I be taking calcium vitamins?
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