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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. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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

Replace the valve: You are likely indicating a shunt infection. Treatment include removing the shunt an treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Has there been any positive reports on the s3 valve replacement stroke risk?

Has there been any positive reports on the s3 valve replacement stroke risk?

TAVR: Trans Arterial Valve Replacement is the procedure of choice in the inoperable patient. The morbidity and mortality stats are decreasing with time. The risk of stroke is 2.4-4% ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart valve replacement military?

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

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How safe is transcaval aortic valve replacement? Possible risks? It doesn't appear to be widely used yet. Possible reasons for that?

How safe is transcaval aortic valve replacement? Possible risks? It doesn't appear to be widely used yet. Possible reasons for that?

TAVR.: The TAVR is a fairly new procedure. Your best bet would be to seek a consultation with the surgeon in the hospital that performs many of these procedures. You need to find the most experienced surgeon, which will give you the most chance of success. ...Read more

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Mitral valve replacement how safe it is?

Mitral valve replacement how safe it is?

It depends: The risk of mitral valve replacement varies with a lot of things. Age, general condition, previous surgery, and medical problems have an impact. Also the overall function of the heart and other heart problems, as well as the acuity of the procedure (elective, urgent, emergent). See a doctor for details. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the durability of a mitral valve replacement?

Depends:: Biologic: 10- 20 years and can be re-replaced if thickens or leaks.
Mechanical long time but with full anticoagulation for most all! ...Read more

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How long of a procedure is a mitral valve replacement?

4 hours: The surgery might take approximately 4 hours. You would expect to spend, on average, 5 days in the hospital. Complete recovery takes approximately 2 months. If the repair is done in a minimally invasive fashion, the hospital stay might be 3-4 days and full recovery might take only one month. ...Read more

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What does mvp mean for future valve replacement surgery?

Replacement of mitra: This is a common finding in tall, thin younger females and is often not symptomatic. Many never require surgery. If required, many surgeons are extremely adept. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mitral valve replacement?

See below: The mitral valve is a valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. When the heart squeezes to pump blood to the body, this valve prevents blood from backing up into the lungs. When this valve is malfunctioning, surgeons can either repair or replace the valve. The valve can be replaced with either a mechanical or a tissue valve. This is called mitral valve replacement or repair. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period for a patient that will undergo a valve replacement?

It depends: Depends on how healthy the patient is otherwise, and how the patient is recovering from the operation. Some patients are walking around the even of the operation, or the next day. Many go home 4-5 days later, although it can be longer. If the breastbone was split, it will take two months for that to completely heal. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for mvp excluding valve replacement? And what causes mvp? What causes mvp to worsen?

Is there any cure for mvp excluding valve replacement? And what causes mvp? What causes mvp to worsen?

Most don't need surg.: Unless the mitral valve prolapse is associated with severe valve leakage, there would be no surgery needed.
Mv prolapse is caused by excess tissue in the valve which bends backward slightly into the left atrium when the valve is closed.
Should ensure good hydration if have mvp. Nothing in particular worsens mvp except perhaps high blood pressure- which should be controlled for many other reasons. ...Read more

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Is mod to sever aorta stenosis with peak/mean pressure gradient of 57.06mmhg/37.30mmh requiring aorta valve replacement stat?

Is mod to sever aorta stenosis with peak/mean pressure gradient of 57.06mmhg/37.30mmh requiring aorta valve replacement stat?

It could be: It depends upon whether symptoms are present. If the aortic stenosis is causing chest pain, congestive heart failure, shortness of breath or blackouts then this is usually regarded as a reason for prompt treatment. If there are no symptoms then watchful waiting is sometimes appropriate. BTW some patients in this age group qualify to have the valve implanted through a catheter via the groin. ...Read more

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Being treated for endocarditus with 24/7 penicillin drip. It's now 4 weeks after valve replacement. Afraid strep mitus tolerant to penicillin?

Being treated for endocarditus with 24/7 penicillin drip. It's now 4 weeks after valve replacement. Afraid strep mitus tolerant to penicillin?

Might happen: This would be rather easy to verify if true. You would have related symptoms and a blood culture would be positive. The original culture you had that provided the diagnosis was likely tested for this possibility and strep strains are usually killed off by any penicillin.If concerned, discuss it with your treatment team. ...Read more

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What is an aortic valve replacement?

What is an aortic valve replacement?

Surgical procedure: Aortic valve replacement is a surgical operation where the heart is stopped while the body is on cardiopulmonary bypass machine. The diseased valve is cut out and a new prosthetic valve from a pig or cow or a mechanical valve is sewn in.
The operation takes 3-4 hours to complete and you can stay in hospital for 4-7 days. ...Read more

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How can they do a heart valve replacement?

How can they do a heart valve replacement?

Carefully: Usually there will be scalpel used in the process, but sometimes, not. - a catheter may be used for some. ...Read more

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How dangerous is an aortic valve replacement?

How dangerous is an aortic valve replacement?

Reasonably safe: Generally aortic valve replacement is a reasonably safe procedure. The operative risks however depends on the overall condition of the heart, age, presence or absence of other problems such as lung and kidney disease and the overall physical strength of the patient. In most cases the surgical risk should be less than 5% chance of a bad outcome. ...Read more

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Can we do heart valve replacement at 66 years old?

Can we do heart valve replacement at 66 years old?

In most cases: If the indication is clear and there are no major contraindications or concomitant diseases, age per se is not a reason to decline cardiac valvular surgery, especially at only 66 years of age. This is best left to the attending cardiologist and consulting cardiothoracic surgeon to discuss with the patient and family. ...Read more

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Aortic valve replacement done with pig or fake one?

Aortic valve replacement done with pig or fake one?

AVR: Aortic valves can be replaced with either mechanical valves or bio prosthetic, taken from animals and treated to prevent rejection. There are different reasons for choosing either valve such as age and treatment with anticoagulants. Individuals who do not wish to be on meds such as Coumadin (warfarin) may have a bioprosthetic valve, however, younger individuals usually have mechanical valves. ...Read more

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Heart valve replacement. Which valves need it most?

Heart valve replacement. Which valves need it most?

Heart valves: The mitral and aortic valves are the most often replaced valves, but sometimes the mitral valve can be repaired, but not the aortic valve. So probably the aortic is the most replaced. It is much less common that the pulmonary or tricuspid valve be replaced. ...Read more

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Aortic valve replacement - tissue or mechanical better?

Aortic valve replacement - tissue or mechanical better?

AVR: Aortic valves can be replaced with either mechanical valves or bio prosthetic, taken from animals and treated to prevent rejection. There are different reasons for choosing either valve such as age and treatment with anticoagulants. Individuals who do not wish to be on meds such as Coumadin (warfarin) may have a bioprosthetic valve, however, younger individuals usually have mechanical valves. ...Read more

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Need heart valve replacement soon; which is best valve?

Need heart valve replacement soon; which is best valve?

Too complicated: Can't answer this here. Talk to your heart surgeon. "best" valve depends on their expertise, your specific situation and your future plans. ...Read more

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