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Mild Aortic And Mitral Valve Leak
Prolapse vs leak: Mvp is a congenital disorder of the mitral valve where the collagen fibers that make up the valve are disorganized. It may or may not be associated with leakiness of the valve, which is simply what it sounds like - leaking blood backwards through the valve. People with mvp are more likely to develop leaky valves, but it's not a guarantee. An echocardiogram can tell you how leaky it is. ...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
Mild leak after mitral valve repair normal? Why is this. Wasn't surgery suppose to eliminate all leakage. Dr says everyone has it
Cardiologist told me I have a mild mitral valve leak and said its nothing to worry about. Should I be worried? Anxiety @ all time high!
Had mitral valve repair done. Still have mild leak shown on echo will this cause shortness of breath been 2 months since surgery.
But keep with cardiac rehab to regain cv conditioning.
Possibly still some anemia- iron and vitamins.
Fluid retention should be resolving.
No smoking, weight control, regular followup
peripheral vasodilation may further reduce any regurgitation.
Your cardiologist will review and recommend. ...Read more
My son has mitral valve prolapse and mild aortic valve stenosis. He has been drinking a lot lately, even very large amounts. He is 22, I am worried.
Worry about: The drinking, his heart will be ok for many years ...Read more
Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse. Left Atrium mildly dilated. Mild mitral regurg. Cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?
Had a cath?: The echo says there might be a structural abnormality of the aortic valve and a leak of the mitral valve with resultant dilation of left atrium. If you had the cardiac cath you list any time recently, more information should be available from that. A TEE is a transesophageal echo which gives us better pictures than a transthoracic echo. You should discuss this echo with your Doc ...Read more
Is it possible for a aortic valve fragment to enter the bloodstream and settle in a hand? My father suffered from a staph infection (mssa) which became so out of control that he needed an emergency aortic and mitral valve replacement as well as a maze pro
That is a lot for someone to go through and it is remarkable that he survived such a severe infection! There are a number of things that can happen, the least likely of which is a piece of valve ending up in the hand.
With severe endocarditis (infection in the heart), clots and clumps of bacteria can be thrown from the heart into the major vessels. From there the vessels get smaller and smaller and pieces can lodge in any of these. Some of them will dissolve and others can create scars or secondary infections.
Depending on the valve used, it may be more or less fragile. Metal valves are unlikely to have particles break off, but I suppose it would be possible for a pig or cow valve to have a fragment. However, this is still very unlikely and it is more likely that a clump of bacteria, called a vegetation, escaped from the heart.
Also, is the nodule even related to the endocarditis? There are any number of small nodules that occur in the hand. If this is causing symptoms, such as pain or numbness, or is increasing in size, it may need to be removed. It is best to have it looked at by a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Many reasons: There are many causes of leaking mital valves. This can include wear and tear of the valve, infection of the valve, history of rheumatic fever, dilated heart failure, heart attacks, damage to anchoring chords to the valve, and birth defects. Mitral valve prolapse is a condition where the leaflets bulge out when it closes. This can sometimes lead to a leaking valve as well. ...Read more
Impossible to repair a leaking mitral valve to point where there is no leakage after surgery and repair?
No: It is not impossible for repair to result in no leak but does not always happen. None or minor leakage is an acceptable result for this procedure and would be considered successful. ...Read more
Normal Echo, but what does this mean, the aortic valve showed sclerodegenerative changes, the mitral valve sclerodegenerative changes?
No it can: Only be beneficial.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are success rates of ross procedures for aortic valve? Is it suitable for mitral valve also?
Good for aorta: Overall the success rate with the Ross proceedure is approaching 99% and long term results have been excellant, with more than 80% of the patients alive after 20 yrs and fewer than 15 % needing furter proccedures-------this also depends on the skill level of the surgeon that is doing the procceedure---choose wisely--;)---- -- no data on the mitral valve with above proceedure---- good luck ;) ...Read more
I was told a couple of years ago I have a minor Mitral Valve leak. Is strength training generally OK?
Mitral leak: If the insufficiency is minimal, there shouldn't be a problem. Best course is to ask your doctor who has the information about your whole status. ...Read more
Is it common to have slight leak in mitral valve to turn into large have had slight leak 33 years scared next check up will suddenly be large?
Are there any options down the pike for significant mitral valve leak instead of replacement. She had rheumatic fev & te test:valve can't be fixed?
Repair (Sometimes): In some cases the valve can be repaired by a surgeon, and these repairs tend to last a while. However, the surgeon might not know for sure until the patient is in the operating room and they actually see the condition of the valve. The echocardiogram gives the docs a good idea of what the valve looks like, but understand that it is not a perfect test. Be sure to see a cardiologist regularly. ...Read more
Is annuplosty ring put in around valve done for mitral valve repair the best way for a surgeon to repair your mitral valve if leaking.
I was diagnosed 12months ago with a minor leak in my mitral valve, is safe for me too run? My gp didn't make much of it so though I'd seek 2nd opinion
AF, MR: With not enough information about the situation details of your specifics, it is possible. Talk to your doctor for answer specific to you. ...Read more
Can mitral valve's sound be heard in mid upper side of the chest? I hear a thick sound at S1 and I think it's aortic abnormal sound.
Mitral valve murmur: Is usually a blowing sound heard best at about the nipple line just left of the sternum and radiates to the left side. It is difficult to say what you are hearing, and the best thing would be to have an exam by your family doctor or a cardiologist if this is concerning to you or you are having symptoms. What you are hearing may be a normal sound. ...Read more
Can you drink coffee/caffeine non- decaff after having mitral valve repair surgery for a leaking mitral valve? Will it affect anything.
I do not: Thinks so. It can increase your heart rate but that's all. Think however moderation like in everything in life. ...Read more
What does the aorta, superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, right and left atrium, left and right venticle, aortiv valve, mitral valve, do?
Heart disease: There is no room here for all that. Look up cardiac physiology online for the explanation. ...Read more
Will cardio excercise cause a weakened heart valve to start leaking? Will excercise cause heart valve leakage if you have a weakened mitral valve.
Had mitral valve repair for leaking valve two months after surgery still some shortness of breath cardio examined said everything looks fine. Normal?
What causes heart valve leakage on a repaired mitral valve? I had a mitral valve repair, what will cause the repaires valve to start to have some leak
Some leakage is the norm. This is nothing to worry about. Your cardiologist will keep an eye on this. You will have periodic echocardiograms (maybe every year or more) to follow this.
What you do not need to do is fixate on this and worry yourself to death! You are better - enjoy this!
hope this helps! ...Read more
Echo listed tricuspid, aortic, mitral valve as normal. But no pulm valve. Also doppler didn't mention pulm. Told innocent murmur. Pulm not visual. How do they know that the pulm was not causing the mur?
Well...: An innocent murmur usually means a low intensity one (by the braunwald criteria at least) and these can come and go. It's normal to have trivial leakages of the various valves. You don't have to aggressively hunt for the cause of that murmur. Now, that said, doppler can often identify "trivial" regurgitation of valves even when the valve isn't directly seen. That may be at play here. ...Read more
2 questions: Aortic stenosis w/o symptoms has good prognosis. Symptomatic as has 5, 3, and 2 yr life expectancy depending on symptoms. Chest pain (5), passing out (3) and heart failure (2) yrs. This improves if the valve is replaced. Mitral valve prolapse does not significantly affect your prognosis by itself. Some though can worsen and begin to leak. This can also lead to heart failure. ...Read more
MVP: Marfan's syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder. People with marfan's are unusually tall, with long limbs, long thin fingers. The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves (like mitral valve prolapse) and aorta (aneurysms-dilation). Aortic root measurements greater than 1 1/2 times normal are worrisome (average 4cm or greater). ...Read more
I had a quad bypass & mitral valve repair last august. My valve leaked again and had a replacement 5 weeks ago. I am still very breathless??? How long
SOB: Discuss this with your Cardiologist. There are a multitude of possibilities. Your Cardiologist can give you the explanation or the work up which may be indicated. There isn't enough information here to advise more. ...Read more
I had to have mitral valve repair surgery done 2 weeks ago, bc I had a leaking mitral valve. Can I drink alcohol ever again. 21 years old.
Will alcohol affect heart valves, if my mitral valve is repaired. After repair doctor says he still sees a little leak, will alcohol increase it?
I had mitral valve repair done 3 weeks ago. Cardiologist told me still sees a little leakage, if you elevate heart rate, will that make leak worse?
Well: Maybe transiently, but this should not pose a problem. Some leakage is common, don't worry too much about it too much! ...Read more
I haved two heart caterzations since may, one showed small epicardial vessels, echos showed mitral valve leak, artoic vavle narrow any suggestion?
Had mitral valve repair surgery 6months ago. If I drink alcohol will it have harmful effects on heart since I had surgery to fix leaking heart valve?
Minor mitral valve leak, according to my cardiologist. Psych prescribed 30mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 2x/day. Is this safe? I was told the leak was common.
Echo shows Calcification of aortic valve & thickened mitral valve, BP stays 140/100 or higher. Short of breath and fatigue. What could be the cause?
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