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Can You Join The Military With A Bicuspid Valve Replacement
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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
Depends: There are many options: repair, and replacement with mechanical and bio-prosthetic (tissue) valves. Issues to discuss regarding valve choice included durability, need for re-operation, and anticoagulant etc. Occupation and lifestyle (and willingness to modify) has influence on decision too. Valve pathology is another thing to weigh. ...Read more
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! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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