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Can you join the military with a bicuspid valve replacement?

Can you join the military with a bicuspid valve replacement?

Valve surgery: To my knowledge, any type of cardiac surgery generally precludes service in the military. You should contact a recruiting office for a specific answer.

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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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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.

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Is bicuspid aortiic valve replacement like mitral valve replacement?

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.

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Is there any difference between a bicuspid aorticvalve replacement and mitral valve replacement surgery?

Is there any difference between a bicuspid aorticvalve replacement and mitral valve replacement surgery?

Yes: The aortic valve and the mitral valve are two completely different valves. Whereas bicuspid aortic valve surgery usually requires replacement, the preferred approach to mitral valve surgery, unless for severe stenosis or severe mitral regurgitation in a minority of instances, is mitral valve repair. A very experienced opinion is often required.

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Could you tell me what are signs that you need a valve replacement?

Could you tell me what are signs that you need a valve replacement?

Variable depending: On valve & severity of dysfunction (diagnosed with echocardiogram) with failure of medical therapy...Very complex.

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How does valve replacement surgery work?

How does valve replacement surgery work?

Valve replacement: When the native valve needs to be replaced. A heart surgical team excises the native diseased valve and replaces it with a mechanical or tissue artificial valve. This is sewn into place. The patient generally will be on anticoagulation if a mechanical valve is implanted. The patient goes through cardiac rehabilitation after surgical recovery to regain physical function.

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How long can a tavr valve replacement last?

10-15 years: Tavr is done with a biologic valve, which is a tissue valve. The experience with surgically placed tissue valves shows a duration of about 8-15 years, depending on the age at the time of implantation.

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Need valve replacement surgery soon. What are risks?

Need valve replacement surgery soon. What are risks?

Valve replacement: The risks for valve replacement surgery are similar to but slightly higher than for bypass surgery. Usually before surgery you will have a heart catheterization to evaluate for any coronary disease. After that your surgeon can discuss with you the risks on the basis of which valve needs replacement, any vascular disease and how well your heart pumps.

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How long is recovery for a valve replacement surgery?

That depends.: As in most patients healing time is variable. Most people are out of the hospital within a week and have a 4-6 week period of recovery before they can start to resume normal activity. Heavy duty stuff like working out in a gym may take 5-6 months.

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How long is a tavr valve replacement good before it dosent function well?

How long is a tavr valve replacement good before it dosent function well?

Unknown, encouraging: Transcutaneous aortic valve replacement is a new technology. The valve itself is placed by cushing the old valve in place. It is used when the standard operation is too risky. So the valve may last as long as the patient is alive. It is not recommended if you can have valve by surgery. If the valve wears out then a repeat tavr may be the next step. Hope this helps.

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I am 25 and have l-tga along with a murmer. What should I expect for the future? What are the chances i'll need valve replacement?

I am 25 and have l-tga along with a murmer. What should I expect for the future? What are the chances i'll need valve replacement?

Need more info: Sorry, but questions about your future are best answered by your pediatric or adult congenital cardiologist. It's all in the details. There are several types of l-tga, and then within those types are an infinite number of variations in terms of both anatomy and physiology. Nevertheless, I have seen many people with l-tga do very well. I wish you luck!

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Man 86 severe angina nds valve replacement cd it b done enestetic free. What materials would the valve be made of. How long is this procedure. Thanks.

Abbreviations: Sorry - not sure what nds or cd stand for - here's information on transcatheter aortic valve replacement which is the least invasive method of replacement. Http://my. Clevelandclinic. Org/heart/percutaneous/percutaneousvalve. Aspx.

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Why would you need a mitrial valve replacement or "valvuloplasty"?

Why would you need a mitrial valve replacement or "valvuloplasty"?

Leaks: The valve is like a door and should open and close well. If not, and leaks a lot, repair or replacement are great treatments! Called mitral regurgitation and several causes, from congenital, rheumatic, prolapse or infection are some of them.

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How long does a tovar valve replacement last?

How long does a tovar valve replacement last?

Tovar valve: I assume this is a tissue valve. They can last anywhere up to 18-20 years. There are two types from the pig and from the cow. Most of the time you do not need to take a blood thinner with this.

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Can you do Bikram yoga with valve replacement?

Can you do Bikram yoga with valve replacement?

Yes: Once you have completely healed and all restrictions have been lifted. It is important to get you doctor's clearance before resuming full activities.

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Can you have an lvad put in instead of a valve replacement surgery?

Can you have an lvad put in instead of a valve replacement surgery?

Variable: Each are used for different diseases. It is preferable to repair a faulty heart valve if that is the sole problem with the heart function.

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Is it safe to take orthoptics after valve replacement and valve repair?

Is it safe to take orthoptics after valve replacement and valve repair?

Safe with antibiotic: It is safe but you need to take prophylactic antibiotis during precedure for orthoptics.

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What should you do when after valve replacement encephalitis is present?

What should you do when after valve replacement encephalitis is present?

Antibiotics: Endocarditis is the infection of a valve or artificial valve. Cultures to determine cause of infection and appropriate antibiotics for six weeks is common.

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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