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I have to have two heart valves replaced.MITRAL AND AORTIC are these the worst ones? Also together at the same time plz

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

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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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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?

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?

Alcohol and heart: Alcohol consumption in excess clearly damages the heart muscle, which in turn can make valves function poorly. Best to avoid alcohol entirely or consume no more than 1 unit daily. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is consuming a lot of alcohol at once, getting "drunk" occasionally bad for the heart valves, i had mitral valve repair heart surgery. ?

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

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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?

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

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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 weaken heart valves and is it bad to drink if you have had mitral valve repair heart surgery to fix leaky valve.

Alcohol: Alcohol weakens heart muscle, it doesn't do much to the valves. More than one drink a day is 'bad' for everybody and recently suggested to be even worse as you get past middle age. ...Read more

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