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What is the significance of an extra heart valve

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 24 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
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Abnormal: It may affect the other valve and cause irregular heart beats and heart failure.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 24 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
52 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
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 24 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
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
A Verified Doctoranswered
37 years experience
Heart strings: Cord like tendons that connect the papillary muscle to the tricuspid and mitral valve. By relaxing during atrial systole blood pass to the ventricle a... Read More
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
False tendons : In the left ventricular apex are associated with more pvcs but otherwise harmless.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen L Roth
Internal Medicine 48 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 32 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 24 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 45 years experience
Too broad: Your question is too broad to answer. Please restate with your actual concern.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 32 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 39 years experience
Remove/Replace: The heart is stopped. The patient is placed on bypass which pumps blood and breathes for the patient while the heart and lungs are not being used. The... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 21 years experience
Depeds which valve: Repair most commonly is done on mitral valve, especially when mitral prolapse is present. The excess, "floppy" tissue causing the valve to prolapse is... Read More