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What is the definition or description of: Valvular heart diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Valvular heart diseases?

Abnormal heart valve: Any structural abnormality causing dysfunction of one or more of the valves in the heart. This may produce an obstruction to blood flow, a leakage of blood back across the valve or a combination of both. These issues can often be managed medically for a time but may eventually require repair or replacement of the diseased valve. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Doctor confirmed I have valvular heart diseases and need to follow up. Will this needed throughout my life?

Doctor confirmed I have valvular heart diseases and need to follow up. Will this needed throughout my life?

Valvular disease: Depends on the location and type of valvular dysfunction and it's magnitude. If a significant obstructive or regurgitant lesion is present it may well be needed to follow up regularly to gauge symptoms and use evhocardiograms to assess valvular and cardiac function. ...Read more

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Which heart diseases leads to valvular heart disease?

Which heart diseases leads to valvular heart disease?

Coronary disease/CAD: CAD can lead to weakened or poorly functioning heart muscle. The mitral valve is anchored to that muscle and will leak if CAD is severe enough. Rheumatic heart disease can lead to valve stenosis due to calcification, but has become less likely in the era of antibiotics. Also, being born with a bicuspid aortic valve (normally 3 cusps) can lead to calcification and narrowing at 50-60 years of age. ...Read more

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What isnthe best test to do to check that you have heart disease or problems with heart.Normal 2decho, stress test, ecg.My cardio still want mvp 2decho?

What isnthe best test to do to check  that you have heart disease or problems with heart.Normal 2decho, stress test, ecg.My cardio still want mvp 2decho?

? cardiac CT angio: If there were still a concern for cardiac origin, could consider a cardiac ct angiogram. This would look at cardiac structure, but more so to look at coronary anatomy, especially if congenital coronay anomaly were a consideration. ...Read more

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I'm 21 years old, I'm diagnosed with mild MVP with mild regurgitation. Does these heart conditions r formed now?

I'm 21 years old, I'm diagnosed with mild MVP with mild regurgitation. Does these heart conditions r formed now?

Don't worry: Usually you are born with the thickened valve leaflets that cause MVP, but the mild regurgitation usually does not progress. I just recommend and Echocardiogram every 5-10 years to be sure. We no longer recommend antibiotics before dental procedures. ...Read more

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Is valvular heart disease dangerous?

Is valvular heart disease dangerous?

Yes and no: There are four valves in the heart and a variety of disorders may affect each. Many are benign, but some are progressive and fatal. Specifics will dictate outcome. ...Read more

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Can you describe nonspecific valvular heart disease?

Can you describe nonspecific valvular heart disease?

Valves: With the widespread use if echocardiograms cardiologists often find trivial abnormalities of the valves that are not clinically relevant. ...Read more

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What are the activities allowed with valvular heart disease.?

What are the activities allowed with valvular heart disease.?

Complicated: This depends on the valve involved, the cause of the diseased valve and the degree to which it affects function. Damaged valves also creates the risk of secondary valve infection (infective endocarditis), which can be life-threatening, need long courses of antibiotics or require valve replacement. Restrictions depend on disease severity. This should be discussed with cardiologist. ...Read more

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What disadvantages do you have when you have valvular heart disease?

Complicated: This depends on the valve involved, the cause of the diseased valve and the degree to which it affects function. Damaged valves also creates the risk of secondary valve infection (infective endocarditis), which can be life-threatening, need long courses of antibiotics or require valve replacement. Restrictions depend on disease severity. This should be discussed with cardiologist. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Binford
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Mitral Valve Prolapse (Definition)

Mitral valve prolapse is when the mitral valve that separates the heart's left atrium and left ventricle does not close appropriately. When the heart contracts to push blood from the left ventricle to the rest of the body, portions of the mitral valve move backwards into the left atrium. This can cause regurgitation of blood from the left ventricle into the left atrium. Most of the time a mitral valve prolapse is asymptomatic and does ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Valvular Heart Diseases (Definition)

Any structural abnormality causing dysfunction of one or more of the valves in the heart. This may produce an obstruction to blood flow, a leakage of blood back across the valve or a combination of both. These issues can often be managed medically for a time but may eventually require repair or replacement ...Read more