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Can Someone Survive With Torn Heart Valve
Sure... for a while: The issue is how torn, and how much leakage is coming along for the ride. In an ICU setting, we can usually keep things under control even when it's severe until we can do surgery. Less severe problems may not even need treatment (huge portions of the population have trivial amounts of leakage of one or more valves and this should not prompt concern). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Please answer! what does it mean if heart valve is damaged? How long does a person survives on medicine?
Please answer! what do docs mean when they say a heart valve is damaged? How long does a person survive with this?
Complicated: Valves are either blocked or leaky or both. Damage is typically due to aging or calcification, congenital conditions, infections or structural deterioration. Some people live years with minor damage others much less. Survival depends on how severe damage is. ...Read more
With 2 previous heart valve replacements and a heart working at 55% what is the rate of survival? Was born w aortic stenosis
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute vs Chronic: Everything depend on how fast(acute) the disease valve malfunction vs if malfunction slowly through a period of time. Almost invariable you will have chest pain with shortness of breath from a congestive heart failure. Also depend on the type of malfunction: stenosis vs regurgitation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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