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What is the significance of a sticky heart valve

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
Depends on degree: This depends on the degree of tightness (stenosis). In the US, the aortic valve is the most common valve affected by this condition. If the valve is c... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Valve: The valve opens to allow flow out of the heart to the body. If it doesn't open properly we call this stenosis. It has to close properly to keep blood ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 31 years experience
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
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Generally not: Unless you are referring to bicuspid aortic valve which can be.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart valve: We don't use the terminology 'sticky heart valve'. You may mean a stenotic valve.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
Not sure: Not sure what this means. I have never heard of an extra heart valve. There are cases when a person is born with a quadricuspid aortic valve (one le... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
Chordae tendineae: Chordae tendineae are the support structures of the heart valves and the ventricles themselves. It has now been shown that when the mitral valve is r... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen L Roth
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
It depends: There are many causes of a "distressed" valave and the significance depend on the cause as well as on the extent of the"distress.".
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 31 years experience
Restricted flow: A heart valve that is narrowed has a restriction on the amount of blood that can flow across it as the heart pumps. This restriction, often referred t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Too broad: Your question is too broad to answer. Please restate with your actual concern.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
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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