is there a major difference between cow and pig heart valves for replacement

Is there a major difference between cow and pig heart valves for replacement?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
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Not really


Both offer the advantage of not requiring "blood thinning" on a long term basis. Unlike a "mechanical" valve, cow and pig don't last longer than 7-12 years(with a few exceptions). Otherwise, the outcomes in both valves are generally the same and for all intents and purposes, either one is a reasonable choice in a patient who does not desire blood thinning.
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Difference between heart and valve disease?

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Heart and Valve


Valve disease is a kind of heart disease. Valve is an integral part of the heart.
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Aortic heart valve disease or regurgitation what's the difference?

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Aortic valve disease


The two major aortic valve abnormalities are stenosis and insufficiency(regurgitation). Stenosis is like a door that doesn't open sufficiently and insufficiency is like a door that doesn't close sufficiently. When there is too much stenosis blood flow out of the heart is impeded. Too much insufficiency and the heart has to pump lots of extra blood to compensate. They can coexist.
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Heart failure

Interesting Fact

HF can be produced by too fast or too slow a heart rate, bad valves, bad contraction or relaxation.

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Dr. Dan E. Fisher
Internal Medicine
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What is the difference between having a heart murmur and a mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Robert S. Binford
Thoracic Surgery
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Sometimes related


Mitral valve prolapse is a diagnosis which describes how the valve closes. A heart murmur is a physical finding (sign) it is not a diagnosis. A heart murmur is a sound you can hear when blood flows with turbulence (rough flow like rapids in a river). Murmurs can be caused by many things. The location and quality often gives us clues to what caused it. Prolapse may or may not have a murmur.
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Difference in shortness of breath with heart valve disease and coronary heart disease?

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SOB is SOB


The mechanism in both cases is elevated left atrial pressure with pulmonary vascular congestion so the symptom is the same:shortness of breath. How you get there is what differs in valve disease vs CHD.
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Dr. Francis J. Uricchio
Internal Medicine
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Cause


the symptoms will feel the same but the cause could be quite different. When the heart is not getting enough blood, it relaxes poorly after each heart beat. This can cause shortness of breath. In advanced stages, blocked heart arteries cause heart damage, pumping dysfunction, and heart failure. Valve disease can cause relaxation problems and heart damage as well despite normal circulation.
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Heart attack

Interesting Fact

Pain in the middle of the chest radiating to the left arm may not always occur during a heart attack

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Is there any difference between a bicuspid aorticvalve replacement and mitral valve replacement surgery?

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Yes


The aortic valve and the mitral valve are two completely different valves. Whereas Bicuspid aortic valve surgery usually requires replacement, the preferred approach to mitral valve surgery, unless for severe stenosis or severe mitral regurgitation in a minority of instances, is mitral valve repair. A very experienced opinion is often required.
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Difference in heart attack and bad gas?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery
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Atherosclerosis


Heart attack is caused by atherosclerotic plaque in your coronary artery that ruptures such that a blood clot forms on it and acutely occluded the flow through the artery causing the heart attack. Risk factors for atherosclerosis include smoking, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, family history, obesity, diabetes. Heartburn is related to reflux of acid and can be mistaken for MI
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Dr. Creighton B. Wright
General Surgery
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Heart pain and damage is very dangerous. Gas from upper or lower GI Tract can be unpleasant , belching, flatus and crampy but not usually life threatening.
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Difference between heart failure and angina?

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Chest pain


Angina is typically described as chest discomfort or shortness of breath brought on by exertion and relieved by rest Heart failure is usually associated with fatigue and shortness of breath both with exercise and sometimes with laying down or at night
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Difference between heart burn & chest pains ?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology
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Can tough to


Differentiate...talk your physician
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Can a doctor hear the difference in heart murmurs?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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Yes, if trained


Most docs can heart heart murmurs & can hear a difference between them, but training teaches them to identify the characteristic sounds of each type, e.g. mitral stenosis, aortic stenosis, etc. Doppler stethoscopes make it even easier to distinguish them.
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