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Could a heart valve repair itself?

Could a heart valve repair itself?

No: A heart valve problem is either synoptic (tight), or regurgitate (loose). Once that has occurred, that damage is done. Medical therapy can help with some of the effects, but the valve will only be repaired if someone' repairs it. ...Read more

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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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What is the importance of heart valve repair?

What is the importance of heart valve repair?

Very: If indicated for the mitral valve it is life saving and life style restoring there are risks and the benefits which need to be discussed. Other valves are more frequently replaced aortic in particular. ...Read more

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How effective is heart valve repair for treating Marfan syndrome?

How effective is heart valve repair for treating Marfan syndrome?

Effective: Cardiac surgery is effective for treating the cardiovascular effects of Marfans syndrome but need careful evaluation for proper timing of surgical intervention. Because Marfans is a degenerative tissue disease usually replacement rather than repair is indicated for long term success both in the cardiac and vascular system. ...Read more

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If they do heart valve repair on babies is it the same way, do they use a annupolsty ring to support it.

If they do heart valve repair on babies is it the same way, do they use a annupolsty ring to support it.

Usually repair: Yes its similar but much smaller you want to plan for growth as we grow older the heart also grows and the organs as well. ...Read more

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2yr on heart Valve Repair Migraine Auras no headache had one today and one hr later get them 4-5 times a mth withPropranolol 1every 8wks anynew ideas?

2yr on heart Valve Repair Migraine Auras no headache had one today and one hr later get them 4-5 times a mth withPropranolol 1every 8wks anynew ideas?

Episodic Migraine: Once a diagnosis of episodic migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See your GP for evaluation and professional migraine management. ...Read more

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Dot light moves across my field vision and goes (many times )after was on Heart-Lung machine 3 yrs ago for heart valve repair now twice a yr. Ideas?

 Dot  light moves across my field vision and goes (many times )after was on Heart-Lung machine 3 yrs ago for heart valve repair now twice a yr. Ideas?

Whether or not: there's a connection between your mitral valve repair 3 years ago and your symptoms now, you should see an eye doctor. You can start with a licensed optometrist who can then refer you to a ophthalmologist if necessary. Also, at age 50 with history of migraine, it's a good "eye-dea" to have yearly optometric exams anyway. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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How is a heart valve surgically repaired?

How is a heart valve surgically repaired?

Depends which valve: Repair most commonly is done on mitral valve, especially when mitral prolapse is present. The excess, "floppy" tissue causing the valve to prolapse is excised to make leaflets more taught. Sometimes an artificial ring is inserted around the base of the leaflets to cinch the whole apparatus together, if it has become dilated, preventing leaflets from closing up against each other. ...Read more

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How is a malfunctioning heart valve repaired?

How is a malfunctioning heart valve repaired?

Depends: This is a very open-ended question. Dependent on the valve involved and the malady, the valve may be repaired or replaced. You have to be a bit more specific. ...Read more

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How to repair a damaged heart valve?

Are you a surgeon?: Some heart valves can be repaired. Some can't. Full textbooks and extensive lecture series with demonstrations are devoted to this subject. Most people rely on their doctor who can refer them to a surgeon who is very practiced in this highly technical field. ...Read more