The human heart contains four valves to prevent the backward flow of blood. The heart valves are flaps that open and close, allowing blood to flow into and out of the heart. Heart valve damage occurs in one of two ways: (1) when the valve does not completely close, which causes the blood to flow backwards (called regurgitation) or (2) when the valve opening becomes narrow or stiff, forcing the heart to pump blood with increased force (called stenosis). Heart valve damage can simultaneously affect more than one valve and may include regurgitation and stenosis. Heart valve damage treatment may include medication, surgery to repair the valve, and/or surgery to replace the valve. In severe cases, heart valve damage may lead to heart failure and death.

Heart valve damage symptoms include:

  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Migraine headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

Heart valve damage is a serious side effect of Dostinex, a popular drug that treats hyperprolactinemia (excess prolactin in the blood).

If you or a loved one used Dostinex and developed heart valve damage, contact one of our heart valve damage attorneys today for a confidential and free case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. 

Published November 17, 2011 by