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What are heart valve tendons called?

What are heart valve tendons called?

Chordae tendineae: They attach to the inside of the heart and to the valve so that the valve does not close too far and leak. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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What is a sticky heart valve called?

What is a sticky heart valve called?

Heart valve: We don't use the terminology 'sticky heart valve'. You may mean a stenotic valve. ...Read more

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What is the significance of a heart valve tendon?

What is the significance of a heart valve tendon?

Heart strings: Cord like tendons that connect the papillary muscle to the tricuspid and mitral valve. By relaxing during atrial systole blood pass to the ventricle and contracting during ventricular systole and preventing the prolapse of the valves. ...Read more

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What is the heart valve in back of the heart called?

What is the heart valve in back of the heart called?

Mitral valve: The mitral valve is the most posterior and also the most leftward of the four heart valves.
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What are the treatments for fibers in heart valve called?

What are the treatments for fibers in heart valve called?

Chordau tendiniae: The "fibers" are called "chordae" and are similar in function to parachute chords. They prevent the valve leaflets to prolapse (tricuspid and mitral), holding them back just like a parachute chord prevents the parachute from flipping up. If these chords break, the valve will leak. Surgical fixes include annuloplasty (narrowing the valve ring), repairing the chordae, and valve replacement. ...Read more

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What causes a leaky heart valve?

What causes a leaky heart valve?

Born with vs acquire: Leaky heart valves occur congenitally when some aspect of the valve leaflets/annulus/supporting structures is abnormal at birth. They can also be acquired as a result of changes in the heart structure/valve structure/aorta/lungs over time. Heart attacks can damage valves, as can infectious endocarditis, cardiomyopathy, enlarging aortic root, pulmonary disease causing pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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Which heart valve is commonly replaced?

Which heart valve is commonly replaced?

Valve replacement: The aortic and mitral valves are the ones most commonly replaced. The aortic is probably a bit more commonly replaced than the mitral. ...Read more

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Which heart valve closes first in the heart?

Which heart valve closes first in the heart?

Triscupid valve: As the heart contracts, the tricuspid valve is able to close before the mitral valve because it faces a lower systemic venous pressure compared to a slightly higher pulmonary venous pressure faced by the mitral valve. ...Read more

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What happens if someone's heart valve malfunctions?

What happens if someone's heart valve malfunctions?

Acute vs Chronic: Everything depend on how fast (acute) the disease valve malfunction vs if malfunction slowly through a period of time. Almost invariable you will have chest pain with shortness of breath from a congestive heart failure. Also depend on the type of malfunction: stenosis vs regurgitation. ...Read more

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What happens if a heart valve doesn't close all the way?

What happens if a heart valve doesn't close all the way?

If a valve doesn't: Close properly, it will tend to leak. The amount and consequences of leakage can depend on a lot of things, like heart size and function, as well as your blood pressure. for more details, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is heart valve disease?

What is heart valve disease?

Various: There are 4 valves in the heart which keep the blood moving in one direction. These valves can either leak or become narrowed. This may be the result of a valve which is structurally abnormal at birth or a valve which is damaged from infection, heart attack, rheumatic fever, or other illness. ...Read more

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What causes heart valve disease?

Multiple causes.: Stress, stretch, calcium deposition and degeneration all are factors that lead to disease in heart valves. Recurrent inflammation, rheumatic heart disease, infection on the valves themselves is other reasons. Heart conditions and other disorders, age-related changes, rheumatic fever, and infections can cause acquired heart valve disease. These factors change the shape or flexibility of once-normal. ...Read more

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What heart valve affects the lungs?

All: Really all heart valves can affect the lungs one way or another. The valves on the left side (aortic and mitral) can do this because when they do not function properly, usually lungs get congested, the valves on the right side (pulmonic and tricuspid) can affect the lungs usually if they are atretic (small) at birth, leading to underdevelopment of the lungs. ...Read more

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What is heart valve disease exactly?

What is heart valve disease exactly?

There are many kinds: Heart valves are structures in the heart that open to let blood pass and then close, for example between beats, to keep blood moving in the right direction. There are many kinds of valve disease, including calcified, narrow or leaky valves. These problems are mostly mild and don't cause problems, but can cause chest pain, breathing trouble, or heart failure, and may need to be treated or fixed. ...Read more

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Is heart valve disease a disability?

Is heart valve disease a disability?

Depends: Heart valve abnormalities range from the trivial to the severely disabling. If the valve problem prevents the heart from putting out as much blood as you need to do the things you want to do, you'll know it, and hopefully have 21st century treatment available for you. Simply having an abnormal valve doesn't entitle anybody to any disability money. I wish you good luck and good health. ...Read more

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How is heart valve disease diagnosed?

Examination: Any disease, including heart valve disease needs a physician with expertise to take a full history and complete a thorough examination. This is helpful in the majority of the time to provide a diagnosis. Once completed, the physician can perform echocardiography (ultrasound) to assess the valves. Often a specialized ultrasound technique--transesophageal echocardiography may be needed. ...Read more

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How could heart valve disease be treated?

Depends On Condition: Depending on your heart valve disease condition, the following could be treatments for you: monitoring, medications, balloon valvotomy and/or surgery. Of course all treatments should have regular follow-ups with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can they do a heart valve replacement?

How can they do a heart valve replacement?

Carefully: Usually there will be scalpel used in the process, but sometimes, not. - a catheter may be used for some. ...Read more

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Are there alternatives to heart valve surgery?

Usually not - cause?: Valve surgery is a long-term solution to a serious problem, usually no way to achieve similar effect/result without surgery. You can refuse consent, but you should be fully informed of the risks and expected outcomes before making any decision. There are different kinds of valve surgery depending on your condition. A complex issue you should discuss with your dr in detail. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get heart valve disease?

Usually Elderly: Usually patients 75 years of age and older are more likely to get heart valve disease. Patients with a history of infective endocarditis, heart attacks, heart failure and/or rheumatic fever are also or more likely to develop heart valve disease. ...Read more

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What is a leaking heart valve? What causes it?

What is a leaking heart valve? What causes it?

Valve: 'Leaking' heart valves are valves with don't close properly. There are various causes of this problem. It can be inherited or acquired. Acquired types include infections and heart damage from inflammatory and ischemic and toxic processes. Structural abnormalities of the muscle or degeneration of valve tissue can also cause the problem. There are too many potential causes to list all here. ...Read more

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Which medicine is used for a leaking heart valve?

There isn't just one: Sometimes none. Other times diuretics, ace inhibitors or beta blockers. ...Really depends on situation. ...Read more

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Is hypermobility syndrome related to heart valve?

Is hypermobility syndrome related to heart valve?

Not exactly: There is limited evidence that heart valve problems are related to JHS, however, it is a well known feature of other conditions associated with hypermobility such as Marfan syndrome, Downs syndrome or possibly EDS type IV. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more