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How quickly does the aortic valve progress?

How quickly does the aortic valve progress?

Aortic Valve Disease: Depends what condition you're asking about. There is a difference between leaking and narrowing, and then within each condition, progress is depending upon the cause of the problem. Since many parameters are involved, discuss with your doctor who has all the needed info. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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How does the condition aortic stenosis occur?

How does the condition aortic stenosis occur?

May start from birth: Aortic valve problems may start from birth if the aortic valve was abnormal due to a birth defect. As one ages, there can be progressive wear and tear of a bicuspid valve present since birth. There can also be wear and tear of a previously normal aortic valve in the elderly. Rheumatic fever can also cause scarring of the aortic valve in a child or adult. ...Read more

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How does the bicuspid valve function?

How does the bicuspid valve function?

May be normal: The aortic valve is comprised of three leaflets, or cusps, that swing open and closed. Approximately 1% of the population is born with only 2 cups. These swing open and shut in a similar fashion. Depending on the precise architecture of the 2 cusps, there may be increased turbulence of blood flow through the valve, and over time more wear and tear leading to thickening/obstruction, or leaks. ...Read more

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How does mitral stenosis affect the heart?

How does mitral stenosis affect the heart?

Mitral valve: Valves are like doors, they have to open and close. Mitral stenosis is when the mitral valve doesn't open enough. This causes shortness of breath by forcing lung pressure up. Repair or replacement of the symptomatic valve improves the problem, if surgery possible, medical therapy less effective long term. ...Read more

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Where does blood go after the mitral valve?

Where does blood go after the mitral valve?

Mitral valve : After crossing the mitral valve blood flows into the left ventricle and then pushed across the aortic valve into the aorta and to the systemic circulation. ...Read more

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How can the mitral valve be replaced?

How can the mitral valve be replaced?

Many options: Depending on pts age as well as the characteristics of the valve, there are many options. Mitral valve repair -using the pts own valve and perhapse a ring. Mv replacement-the whole valve is replaced by either a mechnical valve pig valve or a bioprosthetic. Another new technology involves catheter based options such as a clip. All types have pros and cons including possible Coumadin (warfarin) therapy. ...Read more

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How long can a person go without a tricuspid heart valve transplant?

How long can a person go without a tricuspid heart valve transplant?

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

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When does aortic regurgitation progress?

When does aortic regurgitation progress?

Slowly unless..: Depending on the cause, it may progress quite slowly unless there is further unjury to the valve from inflammation, infection, or uncontrolled hypertension. If it is already severe, the main concern is to determine when the valve leak is putting to much strain on the heart and your doc has to monitor that. ...Read more

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How fast can spinal stenoses progress and what is the outcome without treatment?

How fast can spinal stenoses progress and what is the outcome without treatment?

Spinal Stenosis: It depends on the person. Unfortunately, there is not a definitive answer to your question. Everyone is different. A person's activities, posture, level of injury and it's extent vary. Some people may progress, others may not. As a doctor, I handle these on a case by case basis. The answer to your question is months, years, or never. Talk more with your doctor as they know you best. ...Read more

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What happens to the pulmonary valve and the aortic valve when the ventricles begin to contract?

Aortic and pulmonary: When the ventricles begin to contract the aortic and pulmonary valves open when the ventricular pressure exceeds the arterial pressure on the far side of the valve. ...Read more

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How do you tell the severity of mitral valve stenosis?

How do you tell the severity of mitral valve stenosis?

Several ways: There are several ways to check how severe your mitral stenosis is. The most common and least invasive method is by transthoracic echocardiography, an ultrasound of the heart. ...Read more

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How many minutes does someone have to live after the aortic aneurysm ruptures?

How many minutes does someone have to live after the aortic aneurysm ruptures?

Not many: It depends on how fast the blood is leaking. There sometimes is time to get the patient to the operating room and repair the aneurysm so it does not necessarly cause immediate death. ...Read more

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Where does blood go after it goes to the mitral valve?

Where does blood go after it goes to the mitral valve?

Left ventricle: It passes from the left atrium through the mitral valve and into the left ventricle from which it is pumped out to the body. ...Read more

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When does hypertensive emergency, if untreated, cause aortic dissection, and ultimately, rupture?

No timeline: It depends on strength of aortic wall, level and history of hypertension, and many other factors. More commonly, hypertensive emergencies lead to stroke before aortic dissections but it certainly can cause either. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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How fast does the spine curvature progress?

See below: 1-2 degrees a year in mature adults when curves are greater than 45 degrees. ...Read more

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How can they do a heart valve replacement?

How can they do a heart valve replacement?

Carefully: Usually there will be scalpel used in the process, but sometimes, not. - a catheter may be used for some. ...Read more

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What does the aortic valve do during systole?

What does the aortic valve do during systole?

Open: The aortic vave is open during systole allowing blood to be ejected from the heart. ...Read more

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How many flaps does the mitral valve have?

How many flaps does the mitral valve have?

Two: The mitral valve is bi-valved and is between the left atrium and left ventricle. ...Read more

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Aortic Valve (Definition)

The aortic valve is one of 4 valves in the heart, each of which separates 2 cardiac chambers. It opens when blood is actively ejected from the left ventricle into the aorta artery, to be carried to the rest of the body. It then closes firmly to prevent blood from flowing backwards, while it passively continues to flow forward to body's vital organs. When next heartbeat ...Read more


Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more