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Ihss and bicuspid aortic valve?

HCM: Not sure what you're asking. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy in series with a bicuspid aortic valve has a potential for real trouble if the bicuspid becomes stenotic. If the bicuspid valve isn't stenotic, then the physiology is dictated by the ihss primarily. ...Read more

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Valve (Definition)

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


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Bicuspid arotic valve?

Bicuspid arotic valve?

Your question?: You named a valve of the heart. The aortic valve is one of the four valves of the heart. It normally has three leaflets, although in 2% of the population it is found to congenitally have two leaflets. ...Read more

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Is bicuspid aortiic valve replacement like mitral valve replacement?

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

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What is aortic valve stenosis?

What is aortic valve stenosis?

Aortic stenosis: Narrowing of the aortic valve which is located between the left ventricle and the aorta. ...Read more

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Is mitral aortic regurgitation hereditary?

Is mitral aortic regurgitation hereditary?

Could be but unlikel: Depends on your age and your past medical history. ...Read more

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What is valvular aortic stenosis?

What is valvular aortic stenosis?

Narrowed heart valve: The aortic valve is between the left ventricle and the aorta. It ensures that blood flows from the heart to the body and not backwards. When the valve is malformed, it does not open fully and the ventricle must work harder to push blood to the body. The medical term for this condition is stenosis. ...Read more

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Aort stenosis aortic stenosis at child

Aort stenosis aortic stenosis at child

More Info: Please provide some more information. There is no question here and we would like to help. ...Read more

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What is mitral valve stenosis?

What is mitral valve stenosis?

Mitral valve: The mitral valve has to open properly to let blood flow into the left ventricle from the atrium. If it doesn't, we call this stenosis. It has to close to keep the blood flowing toward the body, if it doesn't we call this regurgitation or insufficiency. Either or both problems can exist with the valve if its abnormal. Insufficiency is more common. ...Read more

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Prognosis: aortic stenosis and mitral valve prolapse. Any idea?

Prognosis: aortic stenosis and mitral valve prolapse. Any idea?

2 questions: Aortic stenosis w/o symptoms has good prognosis. Symptomatic as has 5, 3, and 2 yr life expectancy depending on symptoms. Chest pain (5), passing out (3) and heart failure (2) yrs. This improves if the valve is replaced. Mitral valve prolapse does not significantly affect your prognosis by itself. Some though can worsen and begin to leak. This can also lead to heart failure. ...Read more

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Is mitral valve regurgitation inherited?

Is mitral valve regurgitation inherited?

Sometimes: Like most conditions it is part inherited tendancy and part environment. ...Read more

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Bicuspid aortic valve, dilated aortic root, what to do?

Bicuspid aortic valve, dilated aortic root, what to do?

Be established: Become established with a cardiologist - i follow many people with your condition. When the time is right - usually at an older age, the valve can be replaced with or without the aortic root, depending on their condition at the time. ...Read more

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Bicuspid heart valve disease causes?

Bicuspid heart valve disease causes?

Generally yes: With aging, other factors become superimposed such as onset of coronary disease, hypertension, and senescent changes in diastolic function. Moreover, the involved valve itself may gradually deteriorate. The net effect is often progressive worsening but this may not be noticed since people tend to slow down and do less activity as they age. ...Read more

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Is bicuspid aortiic valve replacement similar to mitral?

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 more

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Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse.Left Atrium mildly dilated.mild mitral regurg.cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?

Had a cath?: The echo says there might be a structural abnormality of the aortic valve and a leak of the mitral valve with resultant dilation of left atrium. If you had the cardiac cath you list any time recently, more information should be available from that. A TEE is a transesophageal echo which gives us better pictures than a transthoracic echo. You should discuss this echo with your Doc ...Read more

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Diastolic murmur go with aortic regurgitation?

Yes: A diastolic decreshendo high pitched murmur heard best leaning forward with the stethoscope over the lower sternum suggest aortic regurgitation, although further evaluation will be necessary. ...Read more

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How are aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation murmur different?

Mitral regurgitation: Mr murmur is an early systolic, holosystolic, or also referred to as blowing systolic murmur best heard over the apex radiating to the left axilla. Aortic stenosis is an ejection systolic murmur best heard over the right upper stern all border, radiating to the neck, and there may be an ejection systolic click heard over same area and apex. ...Read more

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Mitral valve regurgitation and hypertension related?

Not necessarily: They are two separate entities and may coexist but generally are not causative of one another. ...Read more

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Can aortic stenosis with bicuspid valve be corrected by invasive surgery?

Can aortic stenosis with bicuspid valve be corrected by invasive surgery?

Yes: Surgery is commonly done for this condition in patients that have symptoms and meet criteria. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Bicuspid aortic valve & aortic stenosis. Baby sometimes gets a blue tongue, is there a way to treat this?

Bicuspid aortic valve & aortic stenosis. Baby sometimes gets a blue tongue, is there a way to treat this?

Yes: Bicuspid valve is a relatively common condition and most tolerate until adulthood and valve replacement. Some are treated in children with valve dilation, open repair or rarely with replacement since so small. If cyanosis is happening, need evaluation for endocardiac shunting ( pfo, asd, vsd ) etc. ...Read more

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Bicuspid aortic valve & aortic stenosis & baby sometime gets blue lips and tongue, what to do?

Bicuspid aortic valve & aortic stenosis & baby sometime gets blue lips and tongue, what to do?

Pediatric cardiologi: Who has a bicuspid aortic valve, parent or baby?Take baby to pediatric cardiologist, several to choose in cleveland. Baby needs an echocardiogram, possibly cardiac ct or mri. How old is the baby?Do not waste time , take baby today. ...Read more

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Cardiology- what is the mortality for someone that has, aortic (bicuspid) valve stenosis at age 43?

Low: Like all things, bicuspid aortic valve stenosis comes in small/medium/high risk: the echo/doppler will have a high velocity of 4 meters/second when severe and the left ventricle will likely have hypertrophy (be thick). That is not all there is to it, but you cardiologist can easily piece together your variables: in all probabilty, you are sentenced to life for quite a while. ...Read more

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Valve surgery recommended at what point if you have aortic stenosis?

Valve surgery recommended at what point if you have aortic stenosis?

See below: The accepted indications for surgical treatment are syncope (fainting) which may indicate critical narrowing. Chest pain which may be due to poor flow to the coronary arteries which start just beyond the aortic valve and shortness of breath which may be due to congestive heart failure are the two others. ...Read more

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Valve surgery recommended for you at what point, if you have aortic stenosis?

Valve surgery recommended for you at what point, if you have aortic stenosis?

Symptoms: Symptomatic aortic stenosis or aortic stenosis that has started to affect the heart (enlargement, decrease in ejection fraction) even in the absence of symptoms are indications for surgery. ...Read more

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Does xalerto help patients with aortic stenosis, helping this valve problem?

Does xalerto help patients with aortic stenosis, helping this valve problem?

Nope: Aortic stenosis is, in simple form, limestone forming on the valve. Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a systemic blood thinner, and while it can decrease blood clots, it cannot melt limestone. The only true treatment for aortic stenosis is surgery, to be used when the stenosis is severe enough. Statins have been studied extensively and showed initial promise but that didn't pan out. ...Read more

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What are other ways to treat aortic stenosis besides valve replacement surgery?

What are other ways to treat aortic stenosis besides valve replacement surgery?

None: Unfortunately we are yet to find a non-surgical way to halt or reverse aortic stenosis. Current technology however is advancing the placement of new aortic valves through a catheter avoiding having to open the chest. ...Read more

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Do you know any way to treat aortic stenosis besides valve replacement surgery?

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Transcatheter : There is no medical treatment for aortic stenosis other than replacing the valve by open heart surgery or by transcatheter approach whereby the artificial valve is delivered to the aorta by a catheter through the aorta in the groin (femoral artery) percutaneously. In the US ,the procedure is approved only in patients deemed too risky to undergo open heart surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about way to treat aortic stenosis besides valve replacement surgery?

Can you tell me about way to treat aortic stenosis besides valve replacement surgery?

Medical therapy: Treatment of symptomatic aortic stenosis is generally surgical. Today, interventional therapy includes transcatheter valve replacement, which may be a better tolerated procedure applicable to more patients, or balloon valvuloplasty, usually used in children or elderly patients. Medical therapy is always the first line therapy, and may be successful for a prolonged period prior to intervention. ...Read more

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Surgery for valve replacement in someone with aortic stenosis? What are the different ways?

Surgery for valve replacement in someone with aortic stenosis?  What are the different ways?

SAVR AND TAVR: Traditionally, surgical aortic valve replacement was the best method for treating significant aortic stenosis. Some patients, unfortunately, were too ill for the procedure. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (tavr) has proven an excellent alternative for these patients. Talk to your thoracic surgeon and cardiologist to see if you are eligible. ...Read more

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What are some good homeopathic medicines for calcified aortic valve/ aortic stenosis?

Not first treatment: Homeopathy is not the first treatment to be used in aortic stenosis. Full cardiology evaluation -- and depending on how much the valve problem is impacting cardiac function and the patient's life, possibly surgery -- is required. That said, there are a few homeopathic remedies known to help. But you definitely need a professional homeopath for this. Care should be collaborative w/cardiology.. ...Read more

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With 2 previous heart valve replacements and a heart working at 55% what is the rate of survival? Was born w aortic stenosis

Unknown: There is no real answer to this, impossible to predict. It is a really important question. I empower you to have open discussions with your mds. Better question how long will my valve last? What is the risk of my next operation? ...Read more

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Prognosis: aortic stenosis and mitral valve prolapse. Any idea?

2 questions: Aortic stenosis w/o symptoms has good prognosis. Symptomatic as has 5, 3, and 2 yr life expectancy depending on symptoms. Chest pain (5), passing out (3) and heart failure (2) yrs. This improves if the valve is replaced. Mitral valve prolapse does not significantly affect your prognosis by itself. Some though can worsen and begin to leak. This can also lead to heart failure. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for aortic stenosis other than surgery or percutaneous aortic valve replacement?

Long term, no: For "critical aortic stenosis" (valve area less than .7cm2) surgery, and occasionally valvuloplasty is the only curative treatment. Prior to the critical phase of aortic stenosis, the condition is temporized with medications that support overall heart function. ...Read more

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Is there any good reason to administer Synthroid (thyroxine) to an 88-year-old patient in hospice for end stage aortic stenosis/valve failure, with alzheimer's?

Depends: There area many factors to consider when stopping a medication even in hospice. Ask the hospice nurse or doctor about the specifics of the decision. ...Read more

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Whether people with MVP primary MR have an increased chance of Aortic stenosis? I hear an early click(s1) in my aorta. Can it be a sign of bicuspid va

Whether people with MVP primary MR have an increased chance of Aortic stenosis? I hear an early click(s1) in my aorta. Can it be a sign of bicuspid va

Mitral & AorticValv: There is no evidence that individuals with MVP with MR are at an increased risk for Aortic Valve disease. Sometimes there is a sound or click associated with a Bicuspid aortic valve, but clicks are also associated with Mitral valve prolapse. Both of these would be seen on an echocardiogram which is used to diagnose the mitral valve prolapse. ...Read more

Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


Bicuspid (Definition)

It refers to teeth with two cusps or bumps. The bicuspids are usually located between the molars which have 4 to 5 cusps and the cuspids or eye teeth which have one cusp. Most people have 8 ...Read more