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cause of artifical heart valve

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
23 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Multiple causes.: Stress, stretch, calcium deposition and degeneration all are factors that lead to disease in heart valves. Recurrent inflammation, rheumatic heart dis ... Read More
Dr. Eric Toloza
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Valve: 'Leaking' heart valves are valves with don't close properly. There are various causes of this problem. It can be inherited or acquired. Acquired types ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not man made.: All biologic valves leak a little. They do not close perfectly.
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
35 years experience Cardiology
Born with vs acquire: Leaky heart valves occur congenitally when some aspect of the valve leaflets/annulus/supporting structures is abnormal at birth. They can also be acq ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
18 years experience Family Medicine
Heart inflamation: Myocarditits is inflammation of the heart muscle. It is usually caused by viruses or antibodies made to viruses/bacteria. It can have variable consequ ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
43 years experience Cardiology
Arythmia/CHF: Cardiac enlargement/ arythmias /heart failue are some of the problems that can happen depending on which valve and severity of the valve leak.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Valve: Most commonly due to endocarditis, heart valve infection.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wylie
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Not causative : Leaky heart valves do not cause palpitations. However, patients with mitral valve prolapse have a higher incidence of palpitations and arrhythmias (eg ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Generally yes: With aging, other factors become superimposed such as onset of coronary disease, hypertension, and senescent changes in diastolic function. Moreover, ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Which valve?: Don't know what a lower valve is. A stenotic valve can cause increased strain on the heart. Depending on the cause of the stenosis, damage to a valve ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
47 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Iv drug use often leads to infection of the heart valves (endocarditis) which can cause permanent damage or death.
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