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Doctor insights on: Heart Valve Leak

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Valve (Definition)

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


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Mitral valve regurgitation and hypertension related?

Not necessarily: They are two separate entities and may coexist but generally are not causative of one another. ...Read more

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My echo results- trivial mitral valve regurgitation, mild (1+-2+) pulmonic valve regurgitation, trivial (-1+) tricuspid valve regurgitation- normal?

My echo results- trivial mitral valve regurgitation, mild (1+-2+) pulmonic valve regurgitation, trivial (-1+) tricuspid valve regurgitation- normal?

Missing Data: Some important data are missing before i can say normal.What is pa pressure. What about lv function etc. If they r normal then only i can comment on it sorry! ...Read more

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Leaky heart valve regurgitation or aortic dissection, what to do?

Leaky heart valve regurgitation or aortic dissection, what to do?

Lethal: If you think you have an aortic dissection, you should be in the er since the mortality rate until diagnosis rises by the hour. ...Read more

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Is tricuspid valve surgery open heart?

Is tricuspid valve surgery open heart?

Yes: It's an open heart surgery in order to replace the valve or repair it with a ring. There are no good percutaneous options at the moment. ...Read more

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Is mitral valve prolapse fatal?

Is mitral valve prolapse fatal?

Rarel: Mitral valve prolapse can cause palpitations, shortness of breath, or chest pain but isi seldom fatal. If the valve is leaking severely or if it gets infected, the problem can become serious. ...Read more

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Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse.Left Atrium mildly dilated.mild mitral regurg.cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?

Had a cath?: The echo says there might be a structural abnormality of the aortic valve and a leak of the mitral valve with resultant dilation of left atrium. If you had the cardiac cath you list any time recently, more information should be available from that. A TEE is a transesophageal echo which gives us better pictures than a transthoracic echo. You should discuss this echo with your Doc ...Read more

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Bicuspid heart valve disease causes?

Generally yes: With aging, other factors become superimposed such as onset of coronary disease, hypertension, and senescent changes in diastolic function. Moreover, the involved valve itself may gradually deteriorate. The net effect is often progressive worsening but this may not be noticed since people tend to slow down and do less activity as they age. ...Read more

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What does the pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, pulmonary valve, tricuspid valve, do?

What does the pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, pulmonary valve, tricuspid valve, do?

Wow,: Do u want 2b an md? The pulmonary artery takes the blood (that gave up the oxygen to the tissues in the body) from your right heart to the lungs. Oxygenated blood returns to the left heart via the 4 pulmonary veins. This is called the pulmonary circulation ( see google) pulmonary (in the p.Artery) and the tricuspid (between the 2 chambers of the right heart control the flow in this system. ...Read more

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Is mitral valve regurgitation inherited?

Is mitral valve regurgitation inherited?

Sometimes: Like most conditions it is part inherited tendancy and part environment. ...Read more

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Can a mitral valve heart patient(mitral valve stenosis) be a mother?

Can a mitral valve heart patient(mitral valve stenosis) be a mother?

Sure: Many are mothers. It may be advisable for you or not, but you'd expect to be followed by a cardiologist and maybe a maternal-fetal specialist. ...Read more

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Why would acute rheumatic fever target the mitral valve causing mitral valve stenosis?

No one really knows: Good question. But the answer is obscure. Rheumatic fever also affects the aortic valve. But why it targets valves on the right side of the heart is unclear. These are valves that are subject to greater pressures whih may be a reason. ...Read more

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What is mitral valve regurgitation?

Backflow: The mitral valve is the between the left atrium and the left ventricle. As the left ventricle fills with blood, the blood in the left ventricle starts pushing on the mitral valve like the leaflets floating and when the ventricle squeezes, the mitral leaflets don't appose enough and allow some blood to flow back to the atrium instead of forward to the aorta. ...Read more

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Diastolic murmur go with aortic regurgitation?

Yes: A diastolic decreshendo high pitched murmur heard best leaning forward with the stethoscope over the lower sternum suggest aortic regurgitation, although further evaluation will be necessary. ...Read more

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HEART The mitral valve leaflets appeared thickened,there is a trace of tricuspid regurgitation & pulmonic valvular regurgitation. What does that mean?

HEART The mitral valve leaflets appeared thickened,there is a trace of tricuspid regurgitation & pulmonic valvular regurgitation. What does that mean?

Mvp: These are common findings and unless mitral valve has a leak or narrowing , just requires being followed infrequently provided that you don't have other reasons to be followed more frequently by your doc ...Read more

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Ihss and bicuspid aortic valve?

HCM: Not sure what you're asking. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy in series with a bicuspid aortic valve has a potential for real trouble if the bicuspid becomes stenotic. If the bicuspid valve isn't stenotic, then the physiology is dictated by the ihss primarily. ...Read more

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