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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
23 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Yes: The heart valve is specific tissue made of collagen that is thin layered yet durable.
Dr. Joseph Moore
34 years experience Cardiology
Yes: The valves are tough fibrous tissue that are very durable. Over your lifetime the valves open and close millions of times.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Not in adults: Many many children have a "heart mummurs" or so called leaky valves and often they do disappear by adolescent age or earlier. Unfortunately for adults ... Read More
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
23 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Aortic: The aortic valve is the largest valve.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Too broad: Your question is too broad to answer. Please restate with your actual concern.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
31 years experience Cardiology
Definition: Heart valves function to seal a chamber (closed) so blood can fill. When the chamber contracts the valve opens to allow blood to exit. When the valve ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
31 years experience Cardiology
To direct flow: A heart valve functions to allow unidirectional blood flow. When chambers of the heart contract, one heart valve will open and one will close; this ef ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: It reallyd depends on the amount of leak thru the valve. An ultrasound called an echocardiogram is one way of evaluation a leaky valve. Other terms ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Are you a surgeon?: Some heart valves can be repaired. Some can't. Full textbooks and extensive lecture series with demonstrations are devoted to this subject. Most peopl ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Depends: The 4 main valves in the heart are the mitral valve , aortic valve , pulmonic valve and tricuspid valve. The left sided valves are the mitral and aort ... Read More
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