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I have heart valve disease – am I at increased risk from coronavirus?

Yes, you are at high risk if you have heart valve disease (for example, a leaky or narrowed valve).

You are considered particularly high risk if your valve disease is severe and causes symptoms (such as if you regularly feel breathless, or you have symptoms from your heart valve problem despite medication), or if you are waiting for a valve repair or replacement).

You can reduce your risk by carefully following the guidance on social distancing and frequent handwashing.

You should carry on working from home if you can, but you can go to work if your workplace is Covid-secure.

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