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Why does infective endocarditis attack the mitral valve?

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valve can be involved.
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Dr. Brian Mott answered:

Why does infective endocarditis attack the mitral valve and not the other ones?

It affects all valve

Aorta
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.
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Why does bacterial endocarditis usually attack the mitral valve and not the others?

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Heart
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.
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Dr. Austina Cho answered:

Can Mitral Valve Prolapse mimic the symptoms of a Panic Attack? If i have this, should i worry about Endodoncy?

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Mitral valve prolapse has been associated w/ panic attacks in some individuals. If you are referring to having a root canal, then you should discuss these concerns w/ your dentist or dental specialist. I am sure you will receive anesthesia and sedatives if needed during your procedure, if you are worried about being extremely anxious.
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I have mitral valve prolapse, they looked at my heart on echo, am i really going to be okay? Am I at risk for a heat attack?

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Regular cardiology and echo and you may be perfect for decades. Shortness of breath, arrythmias, some chest discomfort are not unusual. HEART ATTACK is quite unusual.
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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

No panic attack, bad mitral valve, neuropathy fibromyalgia diabetes exposed to toxic mold djd osteoarthritis osteoporosis severe g.i. problems?

Abnormal nerve

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Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated.
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Dr. Richard Tholen answered:

scarring on mitral valve from endocarditis had 2 strokes what are cjances of a 3rd?

No one knows!

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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!
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Will a torn chordae tendineae of mitral valve from endocarditis heal without surgery ?

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Surgery
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.
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Hello doctor, does all prolonged fever in a mitral valve prolapsed patient is endocarditis?

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Prolonged fever needs to be evaluated. Endocarditis is one possibility for a cause.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

Life therapy of antibiotics for enterococcal endocarditis 76 male mitral valve and pacemaker?

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The combination of ampicillen and gentamycin can be an effective treatment for enterococcal endocarditis
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