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Heart Valves Mitral
I have to have two heart valves replaced.MITRAL AND AORTIC are these the worst ones? Also together at the same time plz
RHD?: I assume you have rheumatic heart disease? At your age, if your general health is good, kidney function normal, no lung disease, your surgery should be very low risk and very successful. Be sure your teeth are in good condition before surgery or get them repaired beforehand as dental infection poses a grave risk to your new artificial valves. Best wishes to you! ...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
Wil alcohol waken heart valves if had mitral valve repair heart surg. is alcohol known to weaken the heart valves or does alcohol not affect the heart?
Is consuming a lot of alcohol at once, getting "drunk" occasionally bad for the heart valves, i had mitral valve repair heart surgery. ?
Somewhat: It may not be too bad for the valves but it it certainly very bad for the heart muscle (myocardium) when you do acute excessive ingestion of alcohol. Long term it may develop "alcoholic cardiomyopathy" Also, if you are on blood thinners (warfarin) it will throw all values off. You know the effects of alcohol on the liver. You already had a close encounter with you own mortality: Why risk it? ...Read more
What to do if I have 4 leaky heart valves. aortic, pulmonary, and mitral are all mild. my tricuspid is moderate. I have horrible chest pains, palpitations?
Difficult situation: Your problem needs to be evaluated by a team of very experienced cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. Your symptoms are concerning and require careful evaluation and treatment. Medication are most certainly indicated. Careful follow up is indicated. ...Read more
Will drinking affect heart valves if you have had your mitral valve repaired? Will alcohol occasionaly weaken it?
Does alcohol weaken heart valves and is it bad to drink if you have had mitral valve repair heart surgery to fix leaky valve.
Does alcohol affect heart valves in a negative way if had mitral valve repair heart surgery.1 year has passed Is drinking alcohol allowed?
Approximately how long will a mosaic porcine heart valve in the mitral position last before needing replacement? I am 23 yrs old
Whether end systolic with dimension 3.2 CM and end diastolic with dimension 4.9 CM are normal heart condition (mitral valve)?
Dimensions: Those are normal left ventricular dimension measurements. ...Read more
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