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How Long To Live With 3 Leaky Heart Valves
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
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
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
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
How long after a cardiograph will it be for my heart opereation? A bypass and two heart valves replaced plz
My 88yr old father has 2 inch tumor and many paulipes in his colon, inoperable because of 90 percent blockage of heart valves. How long dos
Is 3 leaky heart valves something to be afraid of? No congestive heart failure and being treated with a ACE inhibitor and diuretic.
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
I feel a tingling sensation in my left upper thigh. Also at times it heats up where i can t stand it. I m 63 and have 3 heart valves not working right?
Sounds like you: Have irritated you lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. Causes a syndrome known as meralgia parasthetica. The nerve can get irritated by wearing a tight belt as it gets pinched at your waistline, a big belly that puts pressure on it or sitting forward for long periods of time. Nsaids, steroids, removing the irritating factors can help. If you have heart issues, see your doc before taking meds. ...Read more
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