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If Heart Valve Is Repaired Will You Still Have Heart Failure
Does alcohol weaken heart valves and is it bad to drink if you have had mitral valve repair heart surgery to fix leaky valve.
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
Bi-Ventricular?: Ideally you have or will have a biventricular pacemaker. This type of pacemaker, pm, is designed for cardiac resynchronization therapy. It has 2 or 3 leads positioned to make the left ventricle contract at the same time - or in synchrony - as the right ventricle so that the heart beats in a more balanced way. This therapy has been known to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for some pt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Mitral Valve Repair be structural heart disease or it still be Structural Normal Heart for example in NSVT<30secs Asked Cardiologist didn't know.
Will drinking affect heart valves if you have had your mitral valve repaired? Will alcohol occasionaly weaken it?
For how long will you have shortness of breath after heart surgery for mitral valve repair if cardiologist says echo looks after surgery.
Post op: If the mitral valve repair was successful, the shortness of breath if due to the mitral regurgitation should be improved post op and get gradually better over the next 6 weeks. The timing will vary depending on the state of the heart and other physical characteristics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you drink alcohol if you had mitral valve repair open heart surgery... Will alcohol cause any damage to heart if had surgery in the past?
Will drinking alcohol socially cause leakage of heart mitral valve if you have a weakened mitral valve due to endocrdidtis .
Technically no BUT: If you suffer from mitral valve prolapse, most physicians would encourage you to embrace a healthy lifestyle - exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, avoid tobacco & excessive caffeine, limit alcohol intake, and make sure you maintain good dental health. 'socially' depends on precisely what you mean by social. I would encourage you to discuss this issue with your physician. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Will cardio excercise cause a weakened heart valve to start leaking ? Will excercise cause heart valve leakage if you have a weakened mitral valve.
Will drinking alcohol cause leakage of your mitral heart valve, if you have a weakened mitral valve due to endocarditis.?
Cardiomyopathy: Alcohol is not likely to directly effect a endocarditis damaged valve. However, heavy alcohol usage can cause alcoholic cardiomyopathy. This toxic effect injures the heart muscle, diminishes the muscle function, and dilates the heart. Dilation of the heart causes valves to leak. "echocardiogram may show enlarged heart chambers, leaking valves, and reduced pumping efficiency" http://goo.Gl/po8vcu. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is valve replacement surgery will be needed for physiologic mitral valve regurgitation to treat pulmonaryHTN?Even if not so severe?
Have atrial fibrillation as a result of childhood rheumatic fever. It is affecting a heart valve. Will the valve need to be replaced?
Yes: pacemaker helps to control or regulate the rhythm (electricity) of the heart. Heart attack is related to blockages of the arteries of the heart (plumbing, if you want the analogy). Pacemaker will prevent the heart beating too slow but will NOT prevent blockages from developing or producing heart attacks ...Read more
Is second hand cigeratte smoke bad for your heart ? Especially if you have had mitral valve repair heart surgery
Doctor says part of heart is stiff and will not fill properly. Heart still pumps fine. Have been hospitalized for severe edema. Heart failure?
Diastolic failure: In order to do the best you can with diastolic heart failure, you need to take your medicines as order, follow a low salt diet, and get exercise as tolerated by you. In contrast to systolic heart failure, we don't have drugs which have proven to prolong life for this type of failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gallbladder ef 17% does it have to come out? How bad is surgery if u have heart conditions atrial septal defect and asa.
Unclear: Gb ef is not the only factor in determining if the gb should be removed, so more info is needed. An ASD & atrial septal aneurysm should not greatly increase the surgical risk, although extra care should be taken to avoid air bubbles in any IV lines because of the possibility of paradoxical embolism, where those bubbles could cross to the left heart & cause problems like a stroke or a heart attack. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
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