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Three leaky heart valves and palpations. Was prescribed no meds. Was told heart was healthy can this be true?

Three leaky heart valves and palpations. Was prescribed no meds. Was told heart was healthy can this be true?

Before echo's: In the old days, rheumatic heart disease was the cause of most "hearable" murmurs:if heard, you were in trouble. Now with better stethoscopes & esp echo machines, "innocent" murmurs are frequently heard (or small valve leaks are commonly seen with echo) and normal--even all four valves. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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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Does recovery for two heart valves replaceing longer than just one replaceing plz.i av to have two replaced?

Does recovery for two heart valves replaceing longer than just one replaceing plz.i av to have two replaced?

It varies: Everyone is different. A lot depends on age, severity of illness and degree of vigor vs. frailty. On average younger people can expect to be back at full strength in 2-3 months. The stronger you are going in to surgery, the quicker the recovery. It varies from person to person, but double valve surgery will likely take longer than single valve. Focus on your goal of full recovery. ...Read more

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How long should i be kept waiting for two damaged leaking heart valves replaced plz?

How long should i be kept waiting for two damaged leaking heart valves replaced plz?

Heart valves: It is difficult to answer this question and it depends on your symptoms . If your symptoms are minimal the you can safely wait, however if you are suffering debilitating symptoms then you need the repair done as soon as possible ...Read more

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How long after a cardiograph will it be for my heart opereation? A bypass and two heart valves replaced plz

How long after a cardiograph will it be for my heart opereation? A bypass and two heart valves replaced plz

Don't understand: I don't understand your question.Please clarify.Are you having a procedure ? Is it for a repeat open heart surgery. You need to ask your doctor who is taking care of you to explain all the things he or she wants you to have ...Read more

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The physical effect of Betablockers on the heart is they decrease the cardiac contractility can this lead to stiffened Heart Valves in long term use?

The physical effect of Betablockers on the heart is they decrease the cardiac contractility can this lead to stiffened
Heart Valves in long term use?

NO: There are no long term effects of beta blockers on the heart valves or for that matter ANY STRUCTURAL cardiac abnormalities!!!!! Hope this helps and answers the NUMEROUS QUESTIONS on this subject at todays on-line session!! BE WELL DR Z ...Read more

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Is 3 leaky heart valves something to be afraid of? No congestive heart failure and being treated with a ACE inhibitor and diuretic.

Is 3 leaky heart valves something to be afraid of? No congestive heart failure and being treated with a ACE inhibitor and diuretic.

Depends - ? severity: depends upon the severity, which ones, possible causes; often things need to be followed, your doctor should be able to give you good advice.... ...Read more

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What can be done about 4 leaky heart valves?

What can be done about 4 leaky heart valves?

It depends: on the reason(s) the valves leak, how much, heart function, age, and other medical problems/history. I would recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more

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Where are the heart valves?

Where are the heart valves?

4 locations: The first valve blood crosses is the tricuspid valve between the right atrium and right ventricle. Blood then flows across the pulmonic valve between the right ventricle and the lungs on its way to the lungs where it picks up oxygen and discards waste. It returns to the left atrium and crosses the mitral valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. It then exits across the aortic valve. ...Read more

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What do the heart valves do?

What do the heart valves do?

Prevent leak-back: The valves keep the blood moving forward in the circulatory system. The blood moves in starts and stops, with each heart beat. So to keep it moving forward and to prevent it from leaking back when the heart relaxes, there are one-way valves in place, much like the locks and dams in the panama canal. ...Read more

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What happens when your heart valves enlarge?

What happens when your heart valves enlarge?

Does not enlarge: Your heart valves don't enlarge. They can get thickened or calcified. They can get infected or destroyed by infection. The structures that support the heart valves can get stretched or rupture, but the valves themselves don't get enlarged. Heart chamber can get enlarged. ...Read more

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What happens when your heart valves enlarge?

What happens when your heart valves enlarge?

Leaks: They dilate may cause backward blood leaks. symptoms depend upon severity. ...Read more

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What happens to heart valves over the years 65-plus?

What happens to heart valves over the years 65-plus?

Risk of hardening: Heart valves have a risk of "hardening" or becoming less flexible over time. Best way to prevent this is general healthy lifestyle and prevention of hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes heart valves to get thick?

Please tell me what causes heart valves to get thick?

Age related: Most common cause of mild thickening is age-related. This is from repeated flow of blood that directly impacts the valve tissue. This can be accelerated when there's high blood pressure or atherosclerotic heart disease. ...Read more

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Why are pig heart valves suitable as replacements for damaged heart valves in humans?

Tissue valves: The size of pig and cow valves approximates the size of human valves. They are chemically treated to decrease the likelihood of tissue rejection. The porcine valves are more commonly used than the bovine. ...Read more

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Home come pig hearts valves are used as replacements for damaged heart valves in humans?

Home come pig hearts valves are used as replacements for damaged heart valves in humans?

Tissue valves: We use beef, pig and human aortic valves as replacements in humans. Those three most closely simulate the size of the human valves. ...Read more

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Are there any heart valves what are harder to replace than the others? More dangerous,? ? Plz

Mitral valve: Outcomes with mitral valve replacement are not quite as good as aortic valve replacement but, in many cases, the mitral valve can be repaired which is always preferable to replacement and has excellent outcomes if it's an option. The tricuspid and pulmonic valves are lower risk and less frequently needed operations. ...Read more