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Creatine Safe Valve Leak
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
Creatine is.069 have upper right pain liver area , no gallbladder , history of stones and bile leak . To worry or not ?
No: But if you continue with the upper right pain go to see you doctor. ...Read more
I was diagnosed 12months ago with a minor leak in my mitral valve, is safe for me too run? My gp didn't make much of it so though I'd seek 2nd opinion
Minor mitral valve leak, according to my cardiologist. Psych prescribed 30mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 2x/day. Is this safe? I was told the leak was common.
Many reasons: There are many causes of leaking mital valves. This can include wear and tear of the valve, infection of the valve, history of rheumatic fever, dilated heart failure, heart attacks, damage to anchoring chords to the valve, and birth defects. Mitral valve prolapse is a condition where the leaflets bulge out when it closes. This can sometimes lead to a leaking valve as well. ...Read more
It depends: There are four valves in the heart; most commonly we would be looking at the aortic valve and the mitral valve in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). Decison making about the timing of valve repair or replacement, and the risk vs benefit assessment of any particular treatment is best made by an experienced multidisciplinary Heart Team including a cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How likely if echo 5 yrs ago showed trivial leak in valve which has been the same for 33 years to now be larger going for 5 yr check up and scared ?
Hmmm: It is unlikely to change, yet check-up is important... Why not use: an ounce of prevention is worth over a pound of cure Good Luck ...Read more
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