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Cardiac Ablation Cause Mitral Valve Problems
Sure: The mitral valve is a relatively tough structure (it has to be to stand up to 80+ years of brutally forceful contractions) but not tougher than some of the tools used for ablation. A few rare things can damage the valve, particularly when performing atrial fibrillation ablations. That said, these things are rare. Mitral regurgitation is almost always from another cause. Cheers! ...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
Not typically: It is unusual for valve damage to occur in the setting of catheter ablation. Damage could occur due to puncture of a valve leaflet or related to extensive ablation around the valve ring. A mapping catheter with a spiral configuration could get caught in the chordae, the strings which attach the valve leaflets to the muscle, and tear one or more of them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No different: It's no differenct than someone whose mitral valve hasn't been replaced. If you need something to be done and your general health is otherwise okay, it should be done. Naturally, one would prefer to avoid a second open chest surgery, so percutaneous approaches are first considerations, but redos are possible. ...Read more
Does this increase my risk for sudden cardiac death? Is this mitral valve prolapse?, will it get worse with time? Anterior mitral valve leaflet moderately thickened but no stenosis or prolapse.
Dysautonomia - MVP : Dysautonomia is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. Risk of sudden death is less than chance of winning the powerball lottery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mitral valve prolapse with inverted t waves. Is it related? Am I at risk of sudden cardiac death? How do I stop it
There are many: causes of inverted T-waves including normal. This is not necessarily related to your MVP nor is it necessarily predictive of an adverse event. You should discuss these concerns with your health care provider since he/she has all of your health information and can make a more informed opinion for you. ...Read more
Could lung function be slightly lower and compromised than normal population 18 months after Cardiac Open Heart Surgery for Mitral Valve Repair?
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Does mitral valve stenoses problem cause dizziness or vertigo?
Mitral stenosis : The most common symptom of mitral stenosis is shortness of breath due to congestion of the lungs. Often it is a symptomatic until the very late stages. Your symptoms sound like they are due to something else. You need a good physical exam and possibly X-rays medication may be a factor ...Read more
I have mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation , can I eat eggs daily or it cause any problem to my heart ?
Usually not ...: Mitral valve prolapse occurs when the leaflets of the mitral valve, between the heart's left atrium and ventricle, bulge upward or back into the left atrium as the heart contracts. When more severe, it causes leakage of blood back into the atrium--mitral regurgitation--which can cause fatigue. But the majority of cases of mitral valve prolapse are not this severe and cause few, if any, symptoms. ...Read more
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