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Why Do The Semilunar Valves Not Have Chordae Tendinae
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
Different structure: The aortic and pulmonic valves are the ventricular outlet valves. Their shape is different form the ventricular inlet valves. The are a more solid structure with 3 leaflets that close after systole. If you look at google images of the aortic valve and the mitral valve you can see the difference. ...Read more
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
Papillary muscles: They are papillary muscles.Get a more detailed answer ›
In a normal aortic valve, what stops the valve cusps from opening too much? Or do they just open against the aortic walls?
Correct to a degree: They are like a parachute and open widely to a maximum length, but not quite to the adjoining wall, of aorta, so there is flow behind to the coronary orifices. More like a sheet floating in the wind. ...Read more
My cardiologist said that have mitral valve and tricuspid valve leakage but they are insignificant. Is it safe for me to exercise?
My echocardiogram said I have anterior leaflet thickening of the mitral valve--what does that mean?
Incidental finding: Anterior leaflet thickening is not an uncommon finding and is usually seen incidentally. It is of little clinical significance if it is not associated with more than mild regurgitation or "leakage" of the mitral valve, restriction in opening of the valve, or other structural heart disease. So essentially, if the rest of the echo is normal probably nothing to worry about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Under left nipple: Well, the point of maximal impulse of the heart, that is where we feel and can see the heart contract, is called the mitral area.The sound made by the valve closing is usually loudest at that point. It is usually just below the left nipple but could be displaced if the heart is enlarged. The valve sound can be heard in other areas but is not as loud. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With a ruptured chordae tendenineae from endocarditis and not having surgery will the mitral prolapse and regurgitation stop?
Very unlikely: Endocarditis causes inflammation and direct damage to the valve tissue. Often, if the valve remains intact without serious damage, then the regurgitation may slightly improve as inflammation imrpoves with treatment of infection. But if valve leaflet damage or chordae rupture occurs (the "ropes" that the valve uses to rest in the correct position) it is unlikely to improve without surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Does alcohol weaken heart valves and is it bad to drink if you have had mitral valve repair heart surgery to fix leaky valve.
Lots: I'm not sure what exactly you're referring to, but the typical valve with two leaflets is the mitral valve. It's usually not called "the bicuspid valve" though. A bicuspid aortic valve is a 2 leaflet aortic valve (should be 3) and is the most common congenital abnormality which can lead to aortic valve leaking or tightness later in life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Told I have innocent murmur.Echo w/ doppler came back norm, but pulm valve not visualized.How do they know that the pulm valve is not causing murmur?
Associated: La enlargement is common with a leaking mitral valve (mr). Recent studies have shown severe enlargement of la can be serious. A normal size is around 25ml/m2. This is volume of la divided by the body surface area (this takes into different sizes of people). When over 60 the risk dying is increased. If the valve is repaired this returns to normal. This is regardless of symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After mitral valve repair when does the slight leakage form ? Why does that happen even after repair of the mitral valve.
Mitral valve: Mitral repair usually isn't perfect, but then neither is normal mitral valve function. A little bit of mitral regurg is often seen on echo in many of us, post repair it isn't unusual to have some but lots less than caused the surgery. Generally it isn't problematic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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