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Mitral Valve Leakage
Does everyone still have mitral valve leakage after mitral valve repair? Why do I still have leakage..Is this normal, will leakage get worse?
Normal, should monit: A little is normal and should not get worse. You should continue to get periodic checks by your cardiologist though and take antibiotics before dental procedures, even teeth cleaning, or any other procedure where bacteria from your body will be exposed to blood supply, like polyp resection during colonoscopy. Sterile procedures do not require antibiotic prophylaxis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Compensation: Asymptomatic mitral valve regurgitation may compensate by having a faster heart rate. The body can compensate two ways. Either a faster heart rate or more blood per beat. If you are active then your body may compensate for the regurgitation by having a resting heart rate above normal. Follow with a cardiologist. Also ask to see a surgeon so that if you need surgery in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubtful.: More likely with a large vsd.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can increased heart rate sometimes during the day cause mitral valve leakage? Had mitral valve heart surgery three months ago.
I know someone that had a mitral valve replaced because of leakage. She is now taking coumadin, is this ok?
Mitral insufficiency: Mild mitral insufficiency is a common finding on echocardiography and often stays stable. Having said this, depending on the patients status mild mitral insufficiency can progress if it is being caused by an ongoing process. Best to ask your Dr about your particular circumstance. ...Read more
I had mitral valve repair done..Why do I still have some leakage? Worrying me , do all repairs still have leakage.
Typical: Typically, following surgery for mitral valve insufficiency, there is at least mild residual mitral valve insufficiency. It is almost impossible to repair a mitral valve in such a way that there is no detectable residual mitral insufficiency. If there is only mild mitral insufficiency postoperatively, the repair is typically durable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After mitral valve repair when does the slight leakage form ? Why does that happen even after repair of the mitral valve.
Mitral valve: Mitral repair usually isn't perfect, but then neither is normal mitral valve function. A little bit of mitral regurg is often seen on echo in many of us, post repair it isn't unusual to have some but lots less than caused the surgery. Generally it isn't problematic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have mitral valve repair done and not to have any leakage afterwards.. Or will you still have a minimal anount of leakage still?
Minor leckage: Mild leak is always possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
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