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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience in Interventional Cardiology
Heart valve problems: The heart also has four valves: the tricuspid, pulmonary, mitral, and aortic valves. These valves open and close, acting like doors in the heart, maki ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pig valve: It is an artificial valve made from a pig's heart. It's used to replace a damaged (stenotic or leaky valve) in the heart of a human.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
45 years experience in Cardiology
Depends on problem: Sometimes a valve that doesn't open properly can be helped by opening with a balloon procedure. Sometimes a prosthesis can be passed into the heart vi ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Unlikely. : Valve issues tend to worsen predictably over time, not improve.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Monitor/Do nothing: With any medical diagnosis, 'doing nothing' is aka monitoring for a defined time and recheck to see if progression occurred. The risk benefit analysis ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
4: 4 cardiac valves. 2 atrioventricular and 2 ventriculoarterial. 2 on the right heart 2 on the left heart. Each ventricle has an atrioventricular and a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
See below: A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Broadly speaking,: mechanical valves last longer but require oral anticoagulation with warfarin. tissue valves do not last as long, but do not require oral anticoagulati ... Read More
A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience in Cardiology
Severe Aortic Stenos: Not sure what the question is but I am assuming you are asking about severe aortic stenosis?
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Mechanical valves: Theoretically can last a life time....Porcine on average 10-15 years.

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