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How Did The Mitral Valve Get Its Name
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
What happens if i have MVP(mitral valve prolapse)& not take antibiotic before surgical procedure& bacteria reaches the heart (or the mitral valve)?
What causes heart valve leakage on a repaired mitral valve? I had a mitral valve repair, what will cause the repaires valve to start to have some leak
Some leakage : Some leakage is the norm. This is nothing to worry about. Your cardiologist will keep an eye on this . You will have periodic echocardiograms (maybe every year or more) to follow this. What you do not need to do is fixate on this and worry yourself to death! you are better - enjoy this! hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you have a mitral valve prolapse what causes mitral valve regurgitation? How can you prevent from it happening
You can't prevent: Mitral valve prolapse describes the way the leaflets of the mitral valve close. With mvp the stresses in the mv are altered making it susceptible to injury. This is what leads to regurge. There's nothing you can do to change the stresses in the mv. However, most people do not progress to significant regurge. Also, the majority of mitral regurge due to prolapse can be repaired minimally invasively. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MVP: Read this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/mitral_valve_prolapse.Get a more detailed answer ›
Different: The mitral valve sits between the left atrium, which receives blood from the lungs, and the left ventricle, which pumps blood to the body. Mitral regurgitation is "backleak" of blood from the left ventricle back to the left atrium. Mitral stenosis is restricted opening of the valve, partially blocking blood flowing from the atrium to the ventricle. Both can exist in the same patient. ...Read more
Ive to have the mitral and aortic vavle replaced.im having mechanical ones..im 55.. wats the different valves u can av replaced and why this one fr me?
Depends: Your question is multifactorial. First, patient preference is extremely important. Your age also has something to do with the choice. You are young so a tissue valve would not last as long as a mechanical valve. However, mechanical valves requiring anticoagulation and some people do not want to be burdened with this. You will be fine. Best of luck ...Read more
Echo: An echocardiogram (fancy ultrasound of the heart) is the main tool for following mitral regurgitation. Also maybe even more important is the presence or lack of symptoms. As mitral regurge gets worse usually you get tired easier. The amount of activity to make you short of breath becomes less and less. You may not be able to lay flat and may have to sit up to breathe. Your dr can help. ...Read more
Variable: The history of mitral valve prolapse is variable from person to person. Some people have prolapse with no or minimal regurgitation of the valve. They may need suveillence with echocardiogram but never need any other intervention. Some may progress to severe valve leakage and need a replacement or repair. Some may develop some rhythym abnormalities that also require treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things...: Cardiac MRI is a non-invasive (non needle based) way of evaluating heart and valve function. It is the most accurate and reproducible way to assets heart function and the cause of heart weakening. To specifically evaluate heart valve structure and function, MRI is good, but cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography) is better. ...Read more
I am 57 female, have aortic stenosis and bicuspid valve. Does the bicuspid valve complicate my surgery. Will my recovery be longer because of it?
No it won't. : I am assuming you will have an aortic valve replacement. A bicuspid aortic valve is fairly common and you've had since birth. The valve can become stenotic over time and at the time of replacement, the leaflets will be removed. If you don't need to have your blood thinned for other reasons, i would recommend a tissue valve. Having a bicuspid aortic valve would not prolong your recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a degenerative heart valve and had valvuloplasty in early 2001, how much longer will the valve last?
Variable: If you are 30 now, your valve was ballooned when you were ~19. The valve location was not specified- most common would be either the pulmonic valve due to pulmonic stenosis or the mitral valve from mitral stenosis. You need to have this reevaluated on a periodic basis with an echocardiogram. It may be several more years before the valve restenoses, then may need re-plasty or valve replacement. ...Read more
Does mild aortic regurgitation get worse with BAV over time what's the chances of it remaining at its current state?
If i'm having a heart valve replacement do I have the right to insist on a tissue valve or mechanical valve?
Possible but not ...: It may make your legs swell, but it is not usually disabling. ...Read more
Does alcohol weaken heart valves and is it bad to drink if you have had mitral valve repair heart surgery to fix leaky valve.
Are mvp's and mr's symptoms the same? I've dignosised with mvp thickened in leaflets. Can it progress in the future? How much is its possibility?
There are many...: Symptoms that have been described with mvp such as chest pain and a racing heart. The symptoms can be present when there is no failure of the leaflets to close, in other words prolapse without regurgitation. If regurgitation becomes significant, breathlessness, fatigue and an irregular and rapid heart rate may develop. The majority of patients don't progress to this point. Echo to follow valve. ...Read more
See below: The mitral valve regulates the inflow of the heart into the left ventricle and regulates the flow between the high chamber of the heart (atrium) and the low chamber of the heart (ventricle) on the left side. And it prevents the blood from going back into the lungs on the left side. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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