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Mitral Valve Regurgitation And Dental Work
Clinically...: ...insignificant? Best to check with your doctor as to his/her precise meaning however byt the term "trivial." ...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
Fen phen: Most likely yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
See Specifics below: The following are causes for commissioning rejection: "all valvular heart diseases, congenital or acquired, including those improved by surgery except mitral valve prolapse and bicuspid aortic valve. These latter two conditions are not reasons for rejection unless there is associated tachyarrhythmia, mitral regurgitation, aortic stenosis, insufficiency, or cardiomegaly.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Echo: An echocardiogram (fancy ultrasound of the heart) is the main tool for following mitral regurgitation. Also maybe even more important is the presence or lack of symptoms. As mitral regurge gets worse usually you get tired easier. The amount of activity to make you short of breath becomes less and less. You may not be able to lay flat and may have to sit up to breathe. Your dr can help. ...Read more
MVR: This surgery is done quite well by experienced cardiac teams. With appropriate choice of patient, appropriate procedure and follow up most patients do quite well. As with any surgery certain things increase the risk of the surgery and complicate the risk benefit evaluation. ...Read more
Which percentage of mitral valve regurgitation patients require valve repair or replacement surgery?
Depends: It depends on the severity of the mr patients have and what their ages are. If you take the general usa population, all adults over age 21, some degree of mr is present in >80% (most of it trivial or very mild). Among that unselected group. ...Read more
Palpitations off and on with tricuspid and mitral valve regurgitation. Is there anything I can do to alleviate palpitations?
Very small leak: The mitral valve prevents blood from flowing backwards out of the main pumping chamber of the heart (left ventricle). When a valve leaks we call this regugitation or insufficiency. One method of describing a leak is to classify it as trivial or trace, mild, moderate, or severe. A trace leak should not affect you heart in any way. A lot of people of this and never need anything done for it. ...Read more
Not necessarily: They are two separate entities and may coexist but generally are not causative of one another. ...Read more
Cardiologist heard mitral valve regurgitation from my husbands ten year repaired mitral valve. This is new. How concerning is this?
Strange question: If your cardiologist is suspecting mitral regurgitation after auscultating over your husband's heart with his stethoscope, he should probably order a 2-D ECHO to assess the integrity of the repaired valve before taking any further steps. Why didn't you ask this question to your husband's cardiologist instead of to me? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Mitral valve prolapse may progress to regurge but most patients do not progress to the point of needing surgery. It is important to maintain follow up, however. Also you will need antibiotics before procedures and dental visits to reduce the risk of valve infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is valve replacement surgery will be needed for physiologic mitral valve regurgitation to treat pulmonaryHTN?Even if not so severe?
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