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Some Heart Valve Leakage Requires Surgery, Study Finds

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Some Heart Valve Leakage Requires Surgery, Study Finds

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Some Heart Valve Leakage Requires Surgery, Study Finds

Some Heart Valve Leakage Requires Surgery, Study Finds

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A new study being published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that people with a certain amount of leakage from faulty mitral valves in the heart may need surgery, even when they don't have any symptoms.