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Could A Heart Valve Repair Itself
No: If a heart valve is leaky or stenotic these conditions do not generally improve without intervention. This is due to the fact that once abnormal mechanical forces start they can begin a cycle of negative effects. The rate of progression varies tremendously, often related to the root cause. Many people, for example, with trivial leaky valves live normally without ever having any problems. ...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
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
If they do heart valve repair on babies is it the same way, do they use a annupolsty ring to support it.
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
Heart valve repair few yrs
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which can make the gum bleed on a check up. Rather take amoxicillin for a clean only!
Depends: Depends on your situation. Ask MD. Err on side of antibiotics if unsure. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Nothing available for the mitral or tricuspid valves yet, but the aortic valve can be replaced with a transcatheter inserted valve. This is not for everyone though. It is still considered rather experimental, and reserved only for those who are unable to have open heart surgery. I look forward to advances in these procedures, and hope one day there is a routine, non-ohs alternative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have heart failure with a mild leakage in my triscupid heart valve. Should i choose surgery to repair it?
Do a lot of people have a little amount of heart valve leakage. I just had a mitral valve repair & they said still minimal amount of leakage..Why?
Why do I still have a little amount of leakage after mitral valve repair done 2 weeks ago. Is this normal? Does everyone have some heart valve leakage
Mitral Valve Repair: Valve leaflets are flaps of tissue. It is normal to have a slight leak after the repair. They cannot make the valve too tight it can cause stenosis. They repair and tighten the annulus with a ring usually. A small amount of leak does not cause problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes heart valve leakage . If you have minimal amount of leakage after mitral valve repair what will cause the leakage to get worse over time?
What causes heart valve leakage on a repaired mitral valve? I had a mitral valve repair, what will cause the repaires valve to start to have some leak
Some leakage : Some leakage is the norm. This is nothing to worry about. Your cardiologist will keep an eye on this . You will have periodic echocardiograms (maybe every year or more) to follow this. What you do not need to do is fixate on this and worry yourself to death! you are better - enjoy this! hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drinking alcohol after having mitral valve heart surgery for leaky heart valve allowed? Will alcohol have any effects on repaired heart valve?
If I have had mitral valve repair heart surgery , and now year later drink alcohol occasionally will it weaken my heart valve ?
ALCOHOL: Aside the usual common sense admonitions about alcohol excess applicable to all there is no specific concern with respect to mitral valve repair surgery,Atrial fibrillation is common in patients with chest surgery and mitral valve disorders,alcohol can in susceptible persons potentiate atrial fib so be aware of this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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