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If teens get lymphocytic myocarditis, how long it takes to worsen to heart failure ?

If teens get lymphocytic myocarditis, how long it takes to worsen to heart failure ?

Every person unique: I urge you to contact your cardiologist. They are the only doctors in a position to evaluate you child and determine how quickly the condition is changing, if at all. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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If teens get lymphocytic myocarditis, how long it takes to worsen to heart failure?

Variable course: Lymphocytic myocarditis can take various courses and does not necessarily progress to heart failure. On the other hand it can be very aggressive. I am unaware of a good way to predict the course in an individual patient. ...Read more

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What work best to treat pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

What work best to treat pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

Pulmonary edema: Get the water out of the lungs either using diuretics if there is enough renal function left to allow this to happen or remove the water acutely using hemofiltration. If this is due to renal and heart failure, the heart failure also has to be managed aggressively. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pulmonary edema to worsen and lead to heart failure?

How long does it take for pulmonary edema to worsen and lead to heart failure?

Backwards: Pulmonary edema doesn't cause heart failure, it is one symptom of heart failure (although other things can cause pulmonary edema as well). ...Read more

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Is valve replacement surgery will be needed for physiologic mitral valve regurgitation to treat pulmonaryHTN?Even if not so severe?

Is valve replacement surgery will be needed for physiologic mitral valve regurgitation to treat pulmonaryHTN?Even if not so severe?

Valve: Valve surgery is usually not considered unless patient is having significant problems. Passing out etc. Pulmaonary HTN can be treated medically. You need to talk to your cardiologist or pulmonologist about specific prognosis and therapies. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have valve surgery even if presented mild MR to treat pulmonary HTN To prevent further complications?

Is it possible to have valve surgery even if presented mild MR to treat pulmonary HTN
To prevent further complications?

Valve surgery: Some left heart valve problems can cause damage to the lung circulation and right side of the heart (such as pulmonary hypertension.) Mild mitral valve disease would be very unlikely to cause this. Consultation with a cardiologist or pulmonologist experienced at treating pulmonary hypertension should define your options. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat mitral regurgitation percutanously?

Is it possible to treat mitral regurgitation percutanously?

Sort of...: It is possible to place a clip on the leaflets for an alfieri-type result. Also, annuplasty rings can be placed in the coronary sinus to change the configuration of the mitral valve. However, these maneuvers don't work too well. Ultimately, if the mitral valve really needs repair then surgery by a cardiothoracic surgeon with a *particular expertise in mitral valve repair* is the way to go. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have valve surgery even if presented mild MR to treat moderate pulmonary HTN To prevent further complications?

Is it possible to have valve surgery even if presented mild MR to treat moderate pulmonary HTN
To prevent further complications?

Unless underestimate: If MR is truly mild, there is no indication for valve surgery. If there is any question of a potential underestimate of the MR (ex. the left atrium looks unusually big, the MR jet is eccentric), then a transesophageal echocardiogram is needed to more clearly assess the MR. https://professional.heart.org/idc/groups/ahamah-public/@wcm/@sop/@smd/documents/downloadable/ucm_462851.pdf ...Read more

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How do you treat pulmonary hypertension and "mild mitral valve regurgitation?" what causes it?

How do you treat pulmonary hypertension and "mild mitral valve regurgitation?" what causes it?

PH Treatment : Treatment of pulmonary hypertension (ph) depends on the cause. Group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) is treated with medication designed to widen the pulmonary arteries thereby lowering resistance to blood flow and reducing the need for the right ventricle to generate high pressures i.e. Ph. Mitral valve disease may be treated entirely differently depending on the severity. ...Read more

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How do you treat pulmonary edema in a patient with pneumonia?

How do you treat pulmonary edema in a patient with pneumonia?

Gently.: It's a careful balance between taking the fluid out of the lungs with something like Lasix (furosemide) and not taking too much out as to cause dehydration or kidney problems. The pneumonia itself is likely contributing to the pulmonary so proper antibiotics are key, as well as using something like an incentive spirometer. ...Read more

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How to treat pulmonary venous congestion?

How to treat pulmonary venous congestion?

Medical consult: This requires an evaluation by an internist or cardiologist. ...Read more

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How does Rheumatic Heart Disease lead to rhythm issues? Which ones are common with RHD? How does RHD present on echocardiogram?

How does Rheumatic Heart Disease lead to rhythm issues? Which ones are common with RHD? How does RHD present on echocardiogram?

Atrial arrhythmia : Rheumatic heart disease results in one or multiple valves becoming stenotic or obstructed thereby leading to increased intracardiac pressures in the upstream chambers. That in turn causes dilatation of the atria And electrical instability (arrhythmia). Valve morphology on echo would be highly suggestive of RHD as it has a tell tale pattern well described. Treat valve disease to heal ...Read more

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How to treat heart failure disease naturally in men?

How to treat heart failure disease naturally in men?

Medication necessary: Heart healthy diet particularly low in salt and exercise training can help improve heart failure. However certain medications such as beta blockers, ace or arb and Aldactone (spironolactone) improve survival and should be taken if so advised by your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have valve surgery even if presented mild MR to treat diagnosed moderate pulmonary HTN, To prevent further complications?

Valve: The specific situation of the individual's physiology suggests the appropriate intervention. You need to discuss with the physician who knows your situation best. ...Read more

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Can mycoplasma pneumoniae cause pulmonary embolism and/or deep vein thrombosis? If so, how do doctors treat these issues?

Can mycoplasma pneumoniae cause pulmonary embolism and/or deep vein thrombosis?  If so, how do doctors treat these issues?

No: If you are bed ridden while sick, then it is possible to get deep vein thrombosis (dvt). This would normally be treated with anticoagulants such as Heparin or warfarin (coumadin). ...Read more

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What does it mean "physiologic" valve regurgitation? Does it need surgery to prevent pulm HTN to get worse?

What does it mean "physiologic" valve regurgitation?
Does it need surgery to prevent pulm HTN to get worse?

No surg for physiol.: Most people have a "physiologic" or "trivial" amount of valve regurgitation, particularly in their tricuspid or pulmonic valve. Trivial/Physiologic is the degree less than mild, which is less than moderate, which is less than severe. In fact, having trivial tricuspid regurgitation or pulmonic regurgitation can be very helpful in making calculations about pulmonary pressure. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary arterial hypertension more of a respiratory or cardiac condition. How can I assist my gp to determine if pah exists.

Is pulmonary arterial hypertension more of a respiratory or cardiac condition. How can I assist my gp to determine if pah exists.

Both: The heart and lungs are closely aligned and PAH is a condition of both. To determine your pulmonary artery pressure non-invasively, ask your GP to order an echocardiogram with that specific indication (so the tech will be sure to make the appropriate measurements). ...Read more

Pulmonary Valve (Definition)

The heart has 4 chambers. The right ventricle is the pumping chamber whic h pushes blood into the lungs so oxygen can be put into the blood. When the right ventricle squeezes, the pulmonary valve opens and blood flows into the lungs. When the right ventricle relaxes to fill, the pulmonary valve closes so blood can't flow backwards ...Read more


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Absent Pulmonary Valve (Definition)

Absent pulmonary valve is a congenital defect (occurring at birth). The pulmonary valve of the heart is absent or poorly formed. It can occur as a single defect or as the part of a complex congenital heart condition such ...Read more