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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Follow: Mvp can lead to mitral regurgitation and this causes a murmur. Symptoms are variable, depending on the severity. Mvp most commonly is asymptomatic bu ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Close monitoring: Indications for surgical intervention are: symptomatic, larger than 5.5 cm, growth rate of greater than 0.5 cm in 6 months. It sounds like he does not ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Echocardiogram: You should see your cardiologist, an echocardiogram can help evaluate the dregree of prolapse and possible mitral valve regurgitation.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
?: Not aware of this. Unlikely that you are unable to donate.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
STS risk calculator: You can estimate the risk with the sts risk calculator. Search "sts risk calculator" on your favorite search engine. Based on many factors; age, comor ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
STS risk calculator: You can estimate the risk with the sts risk calculator. Search "sts risk calculator" on your favorite search engine. Based on many factors; age, comor ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Echo: Echocardiogram is the best noninvasive test.
A female asked:
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Different methods: Different methods. Go to sts.Org or ctsnet.Org for information.
A member asked:
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Close monitoring: Indications for surgical intervention are: symptomatic, larger than 5.5 cm, growth rate of greater than 0.5 cm in 6 months, or if you developed aortic ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Sternum: Most cases require the sternum to be divided.
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