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Can You Join The Military With A Bicuspid Valve Replacement
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 are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more
Aorta coarctation: I do not believe that the army will allow you to join ranks. Aortic coarctation is a condition that often requieres surgery at early age and patients need a very good blood pressure control often with medications. You might need to choose a different carreer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wouldn't: With the respiratory effects of cannabis - i wouldn't. Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged & deeper than with tobacco with higher combustion temperatures. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x higher than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. It can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing & ^ sputum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a homograft aortic valve that is failing and needs to be replaced. How do I find surgeons experienced with aortic valve revisions?
NYC: Lenox hill hospital in manhattan has a lot of experience with revisions. Surgeons include dr. Fontana, dr. Patel and dr. Hemli. I have worked with them for years. And we have had many patients from pa. You want to check on google also, obviously. ...Read more
Should someone with aortic stenosis have the transcatheter aortic valve implementation, given the need for continuous transfusions and the possibility?
29yo male I have a bicuspid aortic valve with minor to mild concentric aortic regurgitation how concerned should I be for problem in the near future?
Minor: Need to be on a surveillance program coordinated with cardiologist to follow aortic insufficiency and aortic enlargement. Need to avoid hypertension and be careful about activities that cause rapid rise in blood pressure like heavy weightlifting or strenuous abrupt effort. Maintain good weight and activity ...Read more
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I have to have aortic and mital valve replacement.Also with a veiw to heart bypass!!! Why would i need a bypass after valves are replaced.why bypass?
No: There is no relation between the two. ...Read more
Yes: Valve should not be an issue. The pacemaker, depending on settings, could detect the shake as arrythmia? Ask your doc to be sure of settings, and any defibrillator capacity. One may have a very good natural rhythym, and the pacemaker is backup-used infrequently more details from your doc and the device will help you! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If i'm having a heart valve replacement do I have the right to insist on a tissue valve or mechanical valve?
What do you advise if I was diagnosed with a mitral valve stenosis, and I need a valve replacement thru open heart surgery.?
Do it: If you were told you need it, you better do it! ...Read more
Can I get a tattoo with a heart condition? Bicuspid aortic valve. Stable murmur that is not audible, no physical or dietary restrictions.
OK: Just make sure the tattoo studio is reputable, and licensed. ...Read more
Is it safe to play sports or do a water apnea with a congenital pulmonary stenosis? (already with tricuspide insufficiency and respiratory failiure) ?
M.D. visit/test: If you have significant limitations in your daily activities such as walking up a flight of stairs, exertion in sports will worsen your condition. It is best to check with your physician, and to obtain an exercise test and/or a six minute walk test. I hope that you do well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Valve replacement: The surgery replaces the valve with either a mechanical or animal tissue valve. This is done on a heart lung machine. The valve takes the place of the damaged valve and the patient lives their life with a new disease 'artificial valve' with its own set of problems. The obstruction or valve leak of the diseased valve is corrected by the artificial valve. Sometimes blood thinners are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO.: Aortic valve replacement in a patient with a bicuspid aortic valve may require repair of an ascending aortic aneurysm if present. Although valves are sewn in place the same, the location is totally different with particular anatomic differences. The mitral closes in systole and the aortic valve in diastole. For the mitral need to actually open the heart. For the aortic its done thru the aorta. ...Read more
Is there any difference between a bicuspid aorticvalve replacement and mitral valve replacement surgery?
Yes: The aortic valve and the mitral valve are two completely different valves. Whereas bicuspid aortic valve surgery usually requires replacement, the preferred approach to mitral valve surgery, unless for severe stenosis or severe mitral regurgitation in a minority of instances, is mitral valve repair. A very experienced opinion is often required. ...Read more
I have severe regeratation at a bicuspid aortic valve, why should I go for a mechanical valve replacement over freestyle valve replacement?
Valve replacement: When the native valve needs to be replaced. A heart surgical team excises the native diseased valve and replaces it with a mechanical or tissue artificial valve. This is sewn into place. The patient generally will be on anticoagulation if a mechanical valve is implanted. The patient goes through cardiac rehabilitation after surgical recovery to regain physical function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Valve replacement: The risks for valve replacement surgery are similar to but slightly higher than for bypass surgery. Usually before surgery you will have a heart catheterization to evaluate for any coronary disease. After that your surgeon can discuss with you the risks on the basis of which valve needs replacement, any vascular disease and how well your heart pumps. ...Read more
That depends.: As in most patients healing time is variable. Most people are out of the hospital within a week and have a 4-6 week period of recovery before they can start to resume normal activity. Heavy duty stuff like working out in a gym may take 5-6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown, encouraging: Transcutaneous aortic valve replacement is a new technology. The valve itself is placed by cushing the old valve in place. It is used when the standard operation is too risky. So the valve may last as long as the patient is alive. It is not recommended if you can have valve by surgery. If the valve wears out then a repeat tavr may be the next step. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 25 and have l-tga along with a murmer. What should I expect for the future? What are the chances i'll need valve replacement?
Need more info: Sorry, but questions about your future are best answered by your pediatric or adult congenital cardiologist. It's all in the details. There are several types of l-tga, and then within those types are an infinite number of variations in terms of both anatomy and physiology. Nevertheless, I have seen many people with l-tga do very well. I wish you luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Man 86 severe angina nds valve replacement cd it b done enestetic free. What materials would the valve be made of. How long is this procedure. Thanks.
Replacement of mitra: This is a common finding in tall, thin younger females and is often not symptomatic. Many never require surgery. If required, many surgeons are extremely adept. ...Read more
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