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Endocarditis Attack Mitral Valve
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
It affects all valve: The left sided valves (aortic and mitral) are commonly the most fequent infected. This can result from dental work, infections elsewhere. The right sided valves can get infected too with the tricuspid eing more frequently involved. Ths is seen in i've drug users frequently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endocarditis: Bacterial infection of the heart valves is rare. Any valve can become infected, but usually an abnormal or damaged valve is the most susceptible. Mitral valve prolapse is one of the more common valve abnormalities and may be more likely to get infection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No one knows!: You need an expert cardiology review, and then treatment directed at reducing embolic showers that cause your strokes. But even with full workup any answer is still a guess! sort of like asking the chances of a 3rd heart attack after already having heart disease severe enough to cause 2 heart attacks! but there are ways to reduce your risks. See your doctor! ...Read more
Chorda tendinae: A ruptured chorda tendinae would be very unlikely to reattach. If the mitral insufficiency produced is signficant volume and it usually is, surgical intervention is most often necessary. Some folks with ruptured chordae don't need immediate surgery but eventual surgery remains likely. ...Read more
My daughter had mitral valve surgery.In 2009 and recently got infective endocarditis and had to have another mitral valve repir. Will there be more su?
Will cardio exercise cause leakage of your mitral heart valve if your mitral valve is weakened due to endocarditis?
No: Cardio improves overall heart-lung-muscle function. A leaking valve will not be damaged, per se. However, depending on the amount of valve damage and leak from the endocarditis, total cardio performance may be limited. Discuss with you doctor about performing an exercise stress test before engaging in strenuous cardio exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few yrs After Mitral Valve repair
will now have B12 injections
Would injections be less of a risk
for Endocarditis in other areas
eg leg than arm?
Skin cleansing: As long as the skin is properly cleansed, it should be okay to take the injection at a site convenient for you. Arm is usually easier and you may wish to use the arm as the volume of injection is not much. ...Read more
Should a couple ruptured Chordae tendineae and (as a result) mitral valve prolapse from endocarditis warrant worry for a 26 y/o athlete? No symptoms.
Ruptured chordae: Generally this condition will cause mitral valve insufficiency which may increase over time. Discuss with your doctor, you may need an exercise echo test to see if mitral insufficiency is present or increases with increasing exercise. Your Dr.(cardiologist)can advise of your status with the information. ...Read more
My mend has end stage cirrhosis of the liver diagnosed 6 months ago, now has endocarditis, leaky mitral valve & bells palsy what should we expect?
Will drinking alcohol cause leakage of your mitral heart valve, if you have a weakened mitral valve due to endocarditis.?
Cardiomyopathy: Alcohol is not likely to directly effect a endocarditis damaged valve. However, heavy alcohol usage can cause alcoholic cardiomyopathy. This toxic effect injures the heart muscle, diminishes the muscle function, and dilates the heart. Dilation of the heart causes valves to leak. "echocardiogram may show enlarged heart chambers, leaking valves, and reduced pumping efficiency" http://goo.Gl/po8vcu. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello doctor, I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild mitral regurgitation. Does i get endocarditis or it is very rare?
Blood test in UK , i have Mitral Valve Repair with Annuloplasty Ring No sterile wipe was used and The Nurse put her finger on vein Endocarditis.risk?
Had endocarditis twice mitral valve is not leaking per echo and family doctor couldn't hear one either two days ago My feet and ankles swollen 5times
Had endocarditis twice mitral valve is not leaking per echo and family doctor couldn't hear one either two days ago My ankles and feet and lower legs.
Cardiology followup: You should be in communication with your cardiologist on a regular basis. ...Read more
I had infective endocaditis in my mitral valve my cardologist said IV drug use affects the right side valves does peridontal affect the mitrlal valve?
Infective endocardit: Although IV drug users often develop endocarditis on the right side of the heart they may have any valve involved, particularly if there exists a right to left shunt, either from the pulmonary HTN induced by IV drug use emboli or anatomic variances (patent foramen ovale, etc.). Periodonitis with bacteremia most commonly produces aortic or mitral valve disease, but again any valve may be infected. ...Read more
Endocarditis: The combination of ampicillen and gentamycin can be an effective treatment for enterococcal endocarditis. ...Read more
Can a Dentist who is a carrier of MRSA safely treat a patient that has risk of Infectious Endocarditis from certain Dental Procedures due to Mitral Valve repair with Annuloplasty ring that takes 3gms Amoxcillin for tooth extraction ?
Yes: At least in the US all dentists use universal precautions that protect themselves & the patient from chance exposure to germs of any sort. The idea of MRSA carrier is something of a myth. MRSA is readily found in the environment in general & accounts for 70% of outpatient boils treated by docs. You are exposed to it every day several time whether you are aware or not. ...Read more
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