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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

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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
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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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Which heart valves usually need replacing?

Mitral and aortic: The valves in the left side of the heart. ...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

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What r the best replacement heart valves?

What r the best replacement heart valves?

Heart valves: Heart valves need to be chosen for the individual patient. Different valves have their pluses and minuses and different valves 'fit' different people. Often the valve has to be chosen in the operating room to be as it were fitted to the patient. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of an infection of heart valves?

What are the presenting symptoms of an infection of heart valves?

Numerous: An infection of the heart valves, known as endocarditis, is a very serious disorder. Symptoms usually stem from infection in the blood stream and include fever, chills, possible low blood pressure or even shock, heart failure, shortness of breath, and may include severe damage to the infected valve causing severe leakage of the valve, requiring emergency valve replacement surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Says I have trace regurgitation in 3 heart valves. Only recommending yearly echos to check on it. Is this normal im otherwise healthy?

Dr. Says I have trace regurgitation in 3 heart valves. Only recommending yearly echos to check on it. Is this normal im otherwise healthy?

Just a trace.: Trace regurgitation is usually nothing of immediate concern - it wouldn't cause any symptoms and may just be reflective of the way your valves open and close normally and thereby may never progress beyond trace. Yearly 2D echo is recommended to make sure trace regurgitation doesn't become mild, then moderate and then severe, but this doesn't always happen. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called an infection of the heart valves.?

Endocarditis: It is called endocarditis. Can be caused mostly by bacterias and fungus. It is a very serious condition that requires immediate intervention. Valves can deteriorate fast and hence cardiac function be compromised ...Read more

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I have leaky heart valves and afib. Is this combination more dangerous?

This depends greatly: On severity of regurgitation...The more severe the greater the potential problems like risk for heart failure. ...Read more

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Can muslims get pig heart valves?

Medically yes: From a religious perspective, you should consult your imam. ...Read more

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How safe are artificial heart valves?

How safe are artificial heart valves?

Analyse risk/benefit: Artificial heart valves came on the medical scene in 1961. Prior to these life savers, open heart surgeons could repair damaged heart valves. A valve repair might last 1 to 6 years. The question you need answered is... Without a heart valve how will my health be? From that point you can get the risk of implanting and maintaining your new valve. Take a friend/family with you to help decide. ...Read more

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Why can Rheumatism affect heart valves?

Why can Rheumatism affect heart valves?

Yes: This article will help clarify:
http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/comorbidities/heart-disease/ra-and-your-heart. Php

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Why are artificial heart valves important?

Artificial heart: They are important as a therapeutic option for patients whose native valves are causing severe trouble. Without the option their outcome can be very poor. ...Read more