Doctor insights on:
How Long Can A Person Live With A Leaky Heart Valve My Mom Has One
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
My mom was recently told she has a very mild leaky heart valve no meds were prescribed, what should she do?
Nothing!: Virtually 100% of us have some leaking of their valves. It's never serious unless there's severe leaking. Even then, there are no drugs to use and it takes decades in many cases to become significant. Fear not! ...Read more
What questions should we ask when my mom goes to talk the surgeon about getting a heart valve replacement?
Many questions: Ask about personal experience, outcomes (survival, stroke rate, renal failure, sternal infection rate), length of stay post-op, type of valve used (biological vs. Mechanical), possibility of valve repair rather than replacement (depending on the valve involved). Get benchmark numbers from the society of thoracic surgeons (sts) website or http://www. Hospitalcompare. Hhs. Gov. ...Read more
Which questions should we ask when my mom goes to talk the surgeon about getting a heart valve replacement?
Many: They should provide you with details about the surgery. What is important to you is the average length of stay and the surgeon's mortality and morbidity risk compared to standard. Common scoring systems are ats and euroscore. Please provide risk for a particular patient and are often used to compare to standard. ...Read more
I have been having front upper left chest pain and dizziness. I have family history of heart problems. My mom has a bad heart valve and an aortic aneurysm. I have no health insurance currently. What would be your best advice?
A free health clinic: If you can't afford to see a cardiologist there are a number of places where you can be seen for very little. You may have to show that you can't afford to pay. ...Read more
It's complicated: The purpose of the tricuspid valve is to allow forward glow into the right ventricle and not leak. Malfunctioning tricuspid valves are repaired or replaced (not transplanted). If and when this is appropriate depends on things like the function of your heart, presence and degree of heart failure, overall medical condition, and other heart problems. ...Read more
Please answer! What do docs mean when they say a heart valve is damaged? How long does a person survive with this?
Complicated: Valves are either blocked or leaky or both. Damage is typically due to aging or calcification, congenital conditions, infections or structural deterioration. Some people live years with minor damage others much less. Survival depends on how severe damage is. ...Read more
Please answer! What does it mean if heart valve is damaged? How long does a person survives on medicine?
Valve: Expect reasonably to live 52 more years ...Read more
Probably: Msm is a sulfur compound sold to people as a supplement. It is not an fda-regulated prescription drug, so it's effects, it's quality, it's consistency, it's benefits, and it's dangers are not well studied and may be unknown. Msm is not proven to help people, and people are not proven to be missing msm. This all means that msm needs more research before it can be considered not "a bad choice". ...Read more
Approximately how long will a mosaic porcine heart valve in the mitral position last before needing replacement? I am 23 yrs old
Exactly: I agree completely with dr. Binford. Probably less than 10 years. ...Read more
What valve?: A stenotic mitral, tricuspid or pulmonic valve may last many years after valvuloplasty, an aortic valve usually only 6 moths. So since it was in 2001, my guess it was one of these three. Valves can also now be replaced by a similar technique, a valve sewn into a stent that is expanded into place with a valvuloplasty ballon, currently only approved for the aortic, in high risk patients for surgery. ...Read more
I have a degenerative heart valve and had valvuloplasty in early 2001, how much longer will the valve last?
Variable: If you are 30 now, your valve was ballooned when you were ~19. The valve location was not specified- most common would be either the pulmonic valve due to pulmonic stenosis or the mitral valve from mitral stenosis. You need to have this reevaluated on a periodic basis with an echocardiogram. It may be several more years before the valve restenoses, then may need re-plasty or valve replacement. ...Read more
It depends: The risk of valve surgery varies with a lot of things. Age, general condition, previous surgery, and medical problems have an impact. Also the overall function of the heart and other heart problems, as well as the acuity of the procedure (elective, urgent, emergent). Likewise, recovery varies with the operation and patient. See a doctor for details. Good luck! ...Read more
Men, 85 years old. Narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart. Valve area 0.8cm2，42mmhg。he is normal, no pain, no nothing. How long does he can live?
Depend on symptoms: This is a severe aortic stenosis as per valve area and the gradient across the aortic valve. You need a cardiovascular surgeon evaluation. Most common symptoms chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, syncopes. Your age is not a contraindication for surgery. A less invasive procedure is a trans catheter aortic valve replacement (tavr). If you are symptomatic the risk of death increase. ...Read more
My heart valve is replaced with mechanical. It can v calcium diposions after long time affects function. Alcohol consumption will clear this diposion?
I had mitral heart valve replaced with a metal one 6 months ago, I am on warfarin, how to ease tremendous pain in lower back and leg?
Seek eval: As a general rule, if you're having tremendous pain anywhere, you should try and see a doctor as soon as possible. There are many possible diagnoses and we need to identify the cause to properly treat it. Hope you feel better soon ...Read more
2yr on heart Valve Repair Migraine Auras no headache had one today and one hr later get them 4-5 times a mth withPropranolol 1every 8wks anynew ideas?
Episodic Migraine: Once a diagnosis of episodic migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See your GP for evaluation and professional migraine management. ...Read more
Yes: Many people can have mild leaks (regurgitation) of one or more of their heart valves (aortic, mitral, tricuspid and pulmonic). Often mild to moderate regurgitation is tolerated quite well and can be followed. Moderate to severe regurgitation can sometimes be followed closely if the patient has no symptoms and the heart is otherwise ok, but severe leaks can lead to serious problems. ...Read more
If a person had a faulty heart valve, could that individual go 3 to 4 mi in 30 min on a cross trainer, do a hundred push-ups on a little over a min?
Alright, narrowing this down. If a person has a faulty heart valve, then vigorous physical activity would not be possible without symptoms, right?
Family history father had stroke then a heart attack, brother died of a heart valve issue, mom died of a blood clot to the lung, having chest pain and pressure with heart palpatations I have history of asd repair and tricuspid regurgitation
Devil in the details: Depends entirely on which valve and how much leaking. Some leaking of the tricuspid and pulmonic valve is 100% normal. Mild leakage of the mitral valve is technically "abnormal" but nearly universal and harmless. Mild leakage of the aortic valve is abnormal but well tolerated. Severe leakage should be followed by your heart doc and treated if certain criteria are met. ...Read more
I have a leaky heart valve how concerned should I be these heart doctors don't explain anything it's the valve that starts with an m?
Insufficiency: Leaky heart valves produce volume loads on the heart. They may produce abnormal rhythms early. As the heart enlarges the back pressure builds up in the lungs and shortness of breath and decreased exercise capacity is seen. We try and repair or replace these valves when the heart enlargement is seen to be progressing. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Life expectancy with a pacemaker
- How long to live with 3 leaky heart valves?
- How many stents can you put in a heart?
- Why would a physically fit persons heart rate return to normal faster than an unfit persons?
- How long can a person live with aids?
- How long can a person live brain dead?
- How long can someone live with a weak heart?
- What is the life expectancy of a person with 20 percent pumping function of the heart?
- How long can a person live with fluid on the lungs?
- How long can a person live with untreated gangrene?
- How long can a person live on a saline drip?
- How long can one live with chf with 2 leaky heart vqalves?
- Why your heart does a 2 beat rytthm?
- My grandughter has a extra valve in heart they are doing a opp on her to remove it is this safe
- Unusual heart conditions known as broken heart found in woman tachi subordinate
- Unusual heart conditions known as broken heart found in woman tachi subo
- Iwas born with a heart mummur now i have an enlarge heart is their a cure
- I have stage 3 hypertension and hear my heart beat in my ears when i get upset
- What are the chances that a person will live if polyps are found in lungs?
- How long can i live with a right tricuspid leaky valve?