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what are the alternates to conventional open heart procedure to valve surgery?

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Dr. Allan Goldstein
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Yes: Depends on valve and its problem and the surgeon's experience.

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Can heart problems/racing heart make it difficult to breathe?

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Yes: The heart and lungs work together and shortness of breath can result from pulmonary or cardiac or both . Please see a physician for further evaluation.
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Is a catheter needed for gallbladder surgery?

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It depends: Whether a urinary catheter is needed depends on the length of the operation as well as surgeon preference. Sometimes a catheter is placed for the operation only and removed before a patient wakes up from anesthesia. If the operation is uncomplicated and only involves taking out the gallbladder, then this is usually short enough to not need a catheter.
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Can eating milk chocolate decrease my risk for heart disease?

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No: Dark chocolate, in moderation (1 small piece / day) appears to help lower the risk of heart and vascular disease. Milk chocolate does not have the same benefits due to the additives used to turn it into "milk" chocolate.
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How much experience must I expect in a personal trainer for heart rehab?

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Cardiac rehab: Ecrrcose physiologists or technicians who work in cardiac rehab have specialized training that personal trainers do not. Get enrolled in a dedicated cardiac rehab program.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that I have the alternates to conventional open heart procedure to valve surgery?

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Valve surgery: If you qualify for open heart valave surgery then go for it. If yuou are not a candidate then you can explore for alternatives. It depends upon the type of surgery. Multiple other factors play a role.

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