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Does Heart Depend On The Condition Of Aortic Valve In Regurgitation
Yes: The aortic valve(the valve that leads from the left ventricle to the rest of the body), if that valve leaks then the blood that was to go out to the body is coming back into the heart. A new batch of blood is entering in to the lv from the left atrium across the mitral valve , and this needs to go through the aortic valve to the rest of body. The lv has to work twice as hard and fails over time. ...Read more
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
Aortic valve disease: The two major aortic valve abnormalities are stenosis and insufficiency(regurgitation). Stenosis is like a door that doesn't open sufficiently and insufficiency is like a door that doesn't close sufficiently. When there is too much stenosis blood flow out of the heart is impeded. Too much insufficiency and the heart has to pump lots of extra blood to compensate. They can coexist. ...Read more
What is best method for replacing aortic valve damaged due to rheumatic heart disease for 51 year old man?mechanical biological or auto or homograft?
Longevity: Repair is the best option but may not be feasible. The tissue valve options are attractive because of minimal anti coagulation but at 51 you would have to plan on at least one reoperation in the future. Mechanical should last a lifetime but will require anti coagulation that may inhibit some of your activities. Discuss in depth with surgeon and cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is bicuspid aortic valve with arteriostenosis considered a heart disease? Would zquil be harmful to that?
My 5 year old kid has bi cuspid aortic valve and currently no issues. Does he need flu vaccines in winter. Is it a heart condition ?
Yes, he should: All children 6 months and older should have a flu vaccine, unless medically contraindicated (please ask his own doctor; there are very few contraindications). Bicuspid aortic valve is not a "heart condition," in that your child may have no symptoms for a very long time, if ever. He should be followed by a pediatric cardiologist (heart specialist) now and throughout his life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During diastole : The aortic valve open to let the blood out of the left ventricle and into the aorta (the main vessel of the body) during systole (when the ventricle contracts) and closes in diastole to prevent regurgitation of the blood from the aorta back into the left ventricle. During this time the blood is moving from the atria and filling the ventricles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How serious is aortic valve sclerotic but opens well should I be worried? Should i be on heart meds
Out: The heart muscle, specifically the ventricles contract or "pump". When the left ventricle contracts, propelling blood out of the heart, the aortic valve opens allowing blood to exit the heart. The blood travels from the heart in your great artery called the aorta. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The aortic valve is one of 4 valves in the heart, each of which separates 2 cardiac chambers. It opens when blood is actively ejected from the left ventricle into the aorta artery, to be carried to the rest of the body. It then closes firmly to prevent blood from flowing backwards, while it passively continues to flow forward to body's vital organs. When next heartbeat ...Read more
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