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How Did The Mitral Valve Get Its Name
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
Many reasons: There are many causes of leaking mital valves. This can include wear and tear of the valve, infection of the valve, history of rheumatic fever, dilated heart failure, heart attacks, damage to anchoring chords to the valve, and birth defects. Mitral valve prolapse is a condition where the leaflets bulge out when it closes. This can sometimes lead to a leaking valve as well.
Does everyone still have mitral valve leakage after mitral valve repair? Why do I still have leakage. Is this normal, will leakage get worse?
Normal, should monit: A little is normal and should not get worse. You should continue to get periodic checks by your cardiologist though and take antibiotics before dental procedures, even teeth cleaning, or any other procedure where bacteria from your body will be exposed to blood supply, like polyp resection during colonoscopy. Sterile procedures do not require antibiotic prophylaxis.See 1 more doctor answer
No it can: Only be beneficial.Get a more detailed answer ›
Still have a little leakage after mitral valve repair surgery, how do I know the leakage won't get worse over time. Had surgery 3 weeks ago.
Some leakage: Some leakage is the norm. This is nothing to worry about. Your cardiologist will keep an eye on this. You will have periodic echocardiograms (maybe every year or more) to follow this. What you do not need to do is fixate on this and worry yourself to death! You are better - enjoy this! Hope this helps!See 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Mitral valve prolapse may progress to regurge but most patients do not progress to the point of needing surgery. It is important to maintain follow up, however. Also you will need antibiotics before procedures and dental visits to reduce the risk of valve infections.See 1 more doctor answer
Cardiologist told me a slight leakage after mitral valve repair...What will cause leakeage to get worse?
I had a mitral valve repair. Cardiologist told me echo still shows very minimal amount of leakage. Will this get worse over time?
My heart rate is still fast in the 90's after my mitral valve repair is this normal. Will it get slower after some time, only been three weeks.
Yes: You're still in the very early recovery period. Although your heart is repaired, your heart takes time to remodel. Give it 3-6 months. Be sure you're in normal rhythm as atrial fibrillation is very common after mv repair (it would be irregular) and it tends to be faster than normal.See 3 more doctor answers
I had mitral valve repair surgery 17 days ago. How much walking exercise is too much? Sometimes I get heart pains while walking.
Stop, with pain: Walking is generally fine but if it hurts stop, if you get tired rest gradual and steady return to, full activity over 2-3 months is common.See 1 more doctor answer
What causes heart valve leakage. If you have minimal amount of leakage after mitral valve repair what will cause the leakage to get worse over time?
Several: Congenital infection thickening&calcification aging. Worsening with time, infection,See 1 more doctor answer
I have mitral valve prolapse/dysautonomia. I can't get any help with this. How can I get the doctors to see this problem and help me? My life is over..
No worries: Mitral valve prolapse is a common condition that has been associated with multiple symptoms such as you described in the minority of patients but it is harmless. Dysautonomia is different condition in which there is an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system causing symptoms such lightheadedness, fainting or increase heart rate. Sometimes you may need to have a tilt test to confirm the diagnosi.
I'm a very anxious person. Had panic disorder. Could the reason of anxiety be mitral valve prolapse? Could it get better with medication?
Anxiety treatment: Anxiety and panic can easily go together, and some have also noted that mitral valve prolapse (mvp) and panic disorder can happen in the same patient. But that doesn't mean that mvp causes the panic. In most people, mvp causes no symptoms or physiological problems. Regardless, medications like ssri's can treat the anxiety & panic, along with psychotherapy. See your doctor for evaluation & help.See 2 more doctor answers
Iam 20 m, having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. Iam very scared that I may get stroke. How to prevent stroke from occurring. .
Regular followup: Mvp with mild mitral regurgitation may always stay mild, and not really increase your risk of stroke. If the regurgitation increases, leads to atrial enlargement (this may take many years), this may predispose you to atrial arrhythmias like atrial fib. See your doc at least annually to follow up on you valve and chamber sizes.See 1 more doctor answer
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