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Should I be concerned if my husband has just been diagnosed with enlarged heart valve - what does this mean?

Should I be concerned if my husband has just been diagnosed with enlarged heart valve - what does this mean?

Heart valve: There is no such thing enlarged heart valve. If you are taking about thickened heart valve with out stenosis then he should be ok. If it is myxomatous proliferation then you should see a cardiologist. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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Can an enlarged heart due to htn and/or mitral valve prolapse heal itself & return to normal size? If so, how? I have both mvp & htn.

Can an enlarged heart due to htn and/or mitral valve prolapse heal itself & return to normal size? If so, how? I have both mvp & htn.

Not likely.: Once the heart is enlarged from a long standing problem, it will not go back to normal architecture though it may well continue to function normally if the enlargement is not significant. Sometimes, when the enlargement happens rapidly due to an acute issue, the size can go back to normal. ...Read more

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Is there accupressure treatment for enlarged heart valve with breathing difficulty?

Is there accupressure treatment for enlarged heart valve with breathing difficulty?

Stress/calm/balance: Although you can use acupressure to help calm yourself -it is not a treatment for this condition. ...Read more

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My mom was recently told she has a very mild leaky heart valve no meds were prescribed, what should she do?

My mom was recently told she has a very mild leaky heart valve no meds were prescribed, what should she do?

Nothing!: Virtually 100% of us have some leaking of their valves. It's never serious unless there's severe leaking. Even then, there are no drugs to use and it takes decades in many cases to become significant. Fear not! ...Read more

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If they do heart valve repair on babies is it the same way, do they use a annupolsty ring to support it.

If they do heart valve repair on babies is it the same way, do they use a annupolsty ring to support it.

Usually repair: Yes its similar but much smaller you want to plan for growth as we grow older the heart also grows and the organs as well. ...Read more

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How long can a 74 year old live with an enlarged heart? He has had surgery to repair valve needs a new one and pace maker and refuses all.

How long can a 74 year old live with an enlarged heart? He has had surgery to repair valve needs a new one and pace maker and refuses all.

Depends: This really depends on the circumstances. Important factors to consider are what valve is involved, how abnormal is it currently, how enlarged the heart is, and how the heart is functioning now. Even knowing all this though it is really challenging to give an accurate prognosis because every patient is so different. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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My partner has an enlarged heart, irregular heartbeat and one chamber is 30%. Does he need a pacemaker? Valves ok.

My partner has an enlarged heart, irregular heartbeat and one chamber is 30%. Does he need a pacemaker? Valves ok.

Possibly: If your partner has a left bundle branch block, he may be a candidate for a bi-ventricular resynchronization icd. Ask to be referred to an electrophysiologist. Even if he doesn't have a lbbb, he may be candidate for a single chamber icd. ...Read more

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Can I take virectin if I have atrial fibrilation which seems to be caused by the fact that I have a mild leak in the heart valve.?

Can I take virectin if I have atrial fibrilation which seems to be caused by the fact that I have a mild leak in the heart valve.?

Not relevant: 1-atrial fibrillation can have many underlying triggers but "mild" leak in heart valve should not be one of them
2-virectin has very little science underlying its advertising's purported benefits-more snake oil but unlikely to be particularly harmful. ...Read more

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What does a minor leaky heart valve mean?

What does a minor leaky heart valve mean?

It depends.: It depends upon the basis for the comment. If the comment was based upon a review of an echocardiographic assessment of ones heart, then it implies a near-normal valve. On the other hand, if it's based upon the reporting of the intensity of a heart murmur heard with a stethoscope, then the accuracy is dependent upon the skill of the person using the instrument. ...Read more

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Can someone live with a leaky heart valve?

Can someone live with a leaky heart valve?

Yes: Many people can have mild leaks (regurgitation) of one or more of their heart valves (aortic, mitral, tricuspid and pulmonic). Often mild to moderate regurgitation is tolerated quite well and can be followed. Moderate to severe regurgitation can sometimes be followed closely if the patient has no symptoms and the heart is otherwise ok, but severe leaks can lead to serious problems. ...Read more

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Can someone survive with torn heart valve?

Usually no: Probably the most common "torn heart valve" is the mitral valve with a ruptured support structure. Frequently when a patient has a ruptured mitral valve apparatus, they are in dire need of mitral valve repair and do not do well in its absence. Rarely however, the patient will be ok for some time, but since mitral insufficiency can be asymptomatic until it's too late, I would not wait too long. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a leaky heart valve?

What are common symptoms of a leaky heart valve?

Insufficiency: Leaky heart valves produce volume loads on the heart. They may produce abnormal rhythms early. As the heart enlarges the back pressure builds up in the lungs and shortness of breath and decreased exercise capacity is seen. We try and repair or replace these valves when the heart enlargement is seen to be progressing. ...Read more

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How possible is it that I will need a new heart valve?

How possible is it that I will need a new heart valve?

New heart valve: If your valves are normal then very low probability you'll need a new valve. If you have a seriously malfunctioning valve causing hemodynamic problems, you have a high probability of needing a new valve ...Read more

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What is myocardioitis and will it cause narrowing of a heart valve?

What is myocardioitis and will it cause narrowing of a heart valve?

Heart inflamation: Myocarditits is inflammation of the heart muscle. It is usually caused by viruses or antibodies made to viruses/bacteria. It can have variable consequences from nothing to heart failure. ...Read more

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Which types of of problems do you think a leaky heart valve would cause?

Which types of of problems do you think a leaky heart valve would cause?

Arythmia/CHF: Cardiac enlargement/ arythmias /heart failue
are some of the problems that can happen depending on which valve and severity of the valve leak. ...Read more

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Can you define stenosis of a heart valve?

Narrowing: Narrowing of the heart valve due to rheumatic heart disease, congenital abnormalities and calcification of the heart valve. ...Read more

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What is the importance of heart valve repair?

Very: If indicated for the mitral valve it is life saving and life style restoring
there are risks and the benefits which need to be discussed.
Other valves are more frequently replaced aortic in particular. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have regurgitation of the heart valve?

Backward flow: Heart valves, like those in your car, are meant to have blood flow in one direction, and prevent backward flow. If the valve does not close fully when it should, blood can flow backwards. This is called regurgitation. ...Read more

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What scientific evidence is there that the heart valve is a tissue?

Histology: Histology is the scientific study of cell and tissues and the raw data comes from gross, microscopic (light and electron), and immunochemical examination. Heart valves are tissues just like virtually all structures are in living organisms. (trust me!). ...Read more

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What is heart valve disease?

What is heart valve disease?

Various: There are 4 valves in the heart which keep the blood moving in one direction. These valves can either leak or become narrowed. This may be the result of a valve which is structurally abnormal at birth or a valve which is damaged from infection, heart attack, rheumatic fever, or other illness. ...Read more

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What causes heart valve disease?

What causes heart valve disease?

Multiple causes.: Stress, stretch, calcium deposition and degeneration all are factors that lead to disease in heart valves. Recurrent inflammation, rheumatic heart disease, infection on the valves themselves is other reasons. Heart conditions and other disorders, age-related changes, rheumatic fever, and infections can cause acquired heart valve disease. These factors change the shape or flexibility of once-normal. ...Read more

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What heart valve affects the lungs?

What heart valve affects the lungs?

All: Really all heart valves can affect the lungs one way or another. The valves on the left side (aortic and mitral) can do this because when they do not function properly, usually lungs get congested, the valves on the right side (pulmonic and tricuspid) can affect the lungs usually if they are atretic (small) at birth, leading to underdevelopment of the lungs. ...Read more

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What is heart valve disease exactly?

What is heart valve disease exactly?

There are many kinds: Heart valves are structures in the heart that open to let blood pass and then close, for example between beats, to keep blood moving in the right direction. There are many kinds of valve disease, including calcified, narrow or leaky valves. These problems are mostly mild and don't cause problems, but can cause chest pain, breathing trouble, or heart failure, and may need to be treated or fixed. ...Read more

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What are heart valve tendons called?

What are heart valve tendons called?

Chordae tendineae: They attach to the inside of the heart and to the valve so that the valve does not close too far and leak. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Perez
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Enlarged Heart (Definition)

The heart is larger than normal, typically greater that 5.7 cm internally during filling phase. A thickened heart muscle (hypertrophy) of greater Than 1.1 cm may give the appearance of an enlarged ...Read more


Dr. Michael Perez
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Heart Enlargement (Definition)

Heart enlargement is a clinical finding in which the heart is larger than normal. This is typically a result of heart failure or ...Read more