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Aortic Valve Leaks Do I Need Therapy Or Exercise
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
My husband is in hosp getting ready to have radio therapy ablation for his wpw, dr came in & said that he has a aortic valve leak. What does this mean?
Aortic valve: The valve opens to allow flow out of the heart to the body. If it doesn't open properly we call this stenosis. It has to close properly to keep blood flowing in a forward direction. If it doesn't we call this insufficiency. Either or both abnormalities can exist in the valve. ...Read more
I've been told my bicuspid aortic valve functions well and closes tightly yet
they also said I have a small leak, does this contradict each other.
Lol yes and no: Please clarify with your cardiologist. He/ she will explain you the best. ...Read more
I have a leak in my aortic valve. Can a person be ok with this? This has been diagnosed twice on ecg.
Yes, ok: Mild and moderate aortic regurgitation causes no symptoms and is well tolerated. Severe aortic regurgitation will eventually cause the left ventricle to enlarge and fail but it takes decades. Severe ar should be followed with serial annual echoes. Valve replacement is indicated if function begins to deteriorate (usually followed as ejection fraction and end-systolic dimension.). ...Read more
My 43 y.o. sis had ECG. It says 3 valves leaking mildly. High pressure in aortic valve to lung (or something like that). It was 35 mmg. Is serious?
Have eccentric aortic valve and 2 minor leaks.Had open heart surgery 15 yrs ago.Is it more dangerous for me to smoke marijuana than the average person?
Depends: It depends on the type of aortic valve problem, insufficiency or stenosis. Both have different degress (mild, moderate, severe) and treatment is different in each category. They may have different etiologies also which will require different approaches to treatment as well. Severe forms of either malady will eventually need aortic valve replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: At times, because a bicuspid aortic valve is associated with either aortic insufficiency, aortic stenosis, chest pain and shortness of breath. This patient should avoid strenuous exercise. Usually will lead to aortic valve replacement by the age of 45-60. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The aortic valve is one of 4 valves in the heart, each of which separates 2 cardiac chambers. It opens when blood is actively ejected from the left ventricle into the aorta artery, to be carried to the rest of the body. It then closes firmly to prevent blood from flowing backwards, while it passively continues to flow forward to body's vital organs. When next heartbeat ...Read more
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