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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Can I exercise with a moderate heart valve leakage?

Can I exercise with a moderate heart valve leakage?

Yes: Start slow and gradually build your endurance if you feel good with your exercise regimen. Notify your doctor if your having difficulty like fatigue, dizziness, chest discomfort or palpitations. ...Read more

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Can you smoke marijuana after aortic valve replacement surgery and with a pacemaker?

Can you smoke marijuana after aortic valve replacement surgery and with a pacemaker?

I wouldn't: With the respiratory effects of cannabis - i wouldn't. Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged & deeper than with tobacco with higher combustion temperatures. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x higher than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. It can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing & ^ sputum. ...Read more

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Is running good exercise with people who have mitral valve prolapse?

Is running good exercise with people who have mitral valve prolapse?

I guess it depends: It would be very helpful to know your echocardiogram results, as well as the cause of your mitral valve prolapse's and if you have any mitral valve regurgitation with it. ...Read more

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Can someone live with a leaky heart valve?

Can someone live with a leaky heart valve?

Yes: Many people can have mild leaks (regurgitation) of one or more of their heart valves (aortic, mitral, tricuspid and pulmonic). Often mild to moderate regurgitation is tolerated quite well and can be followed. Moderate to severe regurgitation can sometimes be followed closely if the patient has no symptoms and the heart is otherwise ok, but severe leaks can lead to serious problems. ...Read more

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Can a person with mitral valve regurgitation do cardio exercises with out worry?

Can a person with mitral valve regurgitation do cardio exercises with out worry?

Yes you can: It is safe to do cardio exercises with mitral valve regurgitation. If the leakage through your mitral valve is significant you may notice that you get short of breath more easily. Exercising regularly is a good way to recondition your heart. It also helps you detect quickly if you start to get more symptomatic. ...Read more

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Can a person with Mitral Valve Repair be classed as a Patient with a structurally normal heart after healthy cardio Echo result?

Can a person with Mitral Valve Repair be  classed as a Patient with a structurally normal heart after healthy cardio Echo result?

It is usually: noted that there has been a repair when your cardiovascular system is described ....I'm not sure about the "situation" you are describing.. Insurance purposes??? Suggest you consult your cardiac surgeon and request his WRITTEN opinion Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Any risks with tissue or metal heart valve replacements in a person who has sle?

Any risks with tissue or metal heart valve replacements in a person who has sle?

Possibly: Need to discuss individual case with cardiologist and cqrdiothoracic surgeon if there is heart involvement, and if drugs would make surgery or recovery more difficult. ...Read more

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Can you ride rollar coasters with a pacemaker and having aortic valve replacement?

Yes: Valve should not be an issue. The pacemaker, depending on settings, could detect the shake as arrythmia? Ask your doc to be sure of settings, and any defibrillator capacity. One may have a very good natural rhythym, and the pacemaker is backup-used infrequently more details from your doc and the device will help you! ...Read more

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Docs, could a person with a heart problem or heart disease exercise (lift weights)?

Docs, could a person with a heart problem or heart disease exercise (lift weights)?

Exercise w/heart dis: Exercise, including weight lifting, is helpful in heart disease to increase exercise tolerance. Your doctor will have assessed your exercise tolerance, probably with a stress test, and advised how much and how strenuous your exercise activity should be. Walking is excellent heart exercise activity Weight lifting within exercise tolerance is good as we;;/ ...Read more

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Can a person with pulmonary hypertension with right heart failure receive a massage?

Can a person with pulmonary hypertension with right heart failure receive a massage?

Yes: A regular massage is not a problem for pah. Continue your meds and continue close medical followup. If symptoms worsen you may need prostacyclin. ...Read more

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Could a person with a heart problem or heart disease exercise?

Could a person with a heart problem or heart disease exercise?

Exercise: There are many kinds of heart problem and disease. For many of them exercise is not only reasonable, it is important. The kind of heart disease/problem and the abnormality of the heart involved dictate whether exercise is appropriate. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with a mitral valve stenosis, will I need a valve replacement heart surgery.?

I am diagnosed with a mitral valve stenosis, will I need a valve replacement heart surgery.?

Depends: This depends on how severe the stenosis is. It is important to see a cardiologist and continue to watch this condition closely as it changes over time, and you may need surgery at some point in time. ...Read more

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After surgery for a replacement aortic heart valve what would you recommend as healthy exercise?

After surgery for a replacement aortic heart valve what would you recommend as healthy exercise?

Exercise : A lot depends on the status of the left ventricle and what level of exercise would be appropriate . Would consult with your cardiologist ...Read more

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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 cardio excercise cause a weakened heart valve to start leaking ? Will excercise cause heart valve leakage if you have a weakened mitral valve.

If for example: You have mitral valve prolapse, an exercise aerobic regimen will increase your cardiopulmonary capacity without worsening your heart valve problem. I always recommend a physician approval of your exercise plan if a person have any heart condition. ...Read more

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Is it safe to play sports or do a water apnea with a congenital pulmonary stenosis? (already with tricuspide insufficiency and respiratory failiure) ?

Is it safe to play sports or do a water apnea with a congenital pulmonary stenosis? (already with tricuspide insufficiency and respiratory failiure) ?

M.D. visit/test: If you have significant limitations in your daily activities such as walking up a flight of stairs, exertion in sports will worsen your condition. It is best to check with your physician, and to obtain an exercise test and/or a six minute walk test. I hope that you do well. ...Read more

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Will running be too much stress on the heart for someone with a congenital heart defect?

Will running be too much stress on the heart for someone with a congenital heart defect?

That really depends: On the health of the individual and the specific type of defect. That individual's cardiologist/ physician should be able to educate about any limitations with exercise. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more