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Pain From Leaking Cardiac Valves
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
It depends: The lungs can retain fluid because the pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs is high. This can be because of volume overload - too much fluid in the body, or because the heart needs higher pressures to fill. It can also be because the blood vessels of the lung are leakier due to inflammation after surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom has aortic valve leakage, & a-fib. Chronic cough, moving pain started under lft arm. Could the cough caused aortic dissection? The moving scares her
No: The most important risk factors for aortic dissection are systemic hypertension and a history of atherosclerosis. Atrial fibrillation and mild aortic insufficiency are not risk factors. Aortic valve replacement is, though. Intense weightlifting may cause it, due to an increase in blood pressure. The onset of pain is usually very abrupt, severe, and has a tearing or ripping quality to it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quality of pain: The answer is the type or quality of pain being felt. The location, severity, onset, precipitating factors etc all can help medical personnel figure out whats going on. Sudden crushing chest pain radiating to the jaw or down an arm is easily distinguishable from a sore rib that hurts when pushed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variance: A murmur intensity can be altered by different states such as by fluid status, tachycardia, bradycardia, standing, squatting, hand grip tightness, or by bearing down (Valsalva maneuver). The assessment of a murmur may be variable to a degree, such as from a nurse practitioner vs a cardiologist. Some professionals use electronic stethoscopes, so care is done to ensure careful assessment. ...Read more
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
Usually : No link between the two. No real documentation on what causes the disorder. Genetics play a role. But no link with CAD ...Read more
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 : 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can increased heart rate sometimes during the day cause mitral valve leakage? Had mitral valve heart surgery three months ago.
Sometimes: Nothing available for the mitral or tricuspid valves yet, but the aortic valve can be replaced with a transcatheter inserted valve. This is not for everyone though. It is still considered rather experimental, and reserved only for those who are unable to have open heart surgery. I look forward to advances in these procedures, and hope one day there is a routine, non-ohs alternative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Congestive heart failure is causing clear fluid to leak through my skin on both legs from ankle to mid-calf. Treatment?
Heart pain possible from heart arrhythmia? Or is heart pain only possible because of an blocked artery or clotted artery?
Abnormal troponin: In your case it could be from vasospasm of the blood vessels supplying the heart. Troponin elevation is also not always because of a heart attack. It can be elevated because of heart strain from lung clot, increased pressures inside the lung, etc .. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are several: The complications of aortic valve replacement include bleeding, blood transfusions, stroke, infection, renal failure, reoperation, atrial fibrillation and death. Therre are more as well. Fortunately the risks of aortic valve surgery are relatively small for most patients. The exact risks vary from patient to patient. The average risk of death is about 1-2% for most aortic valve replacements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can traces of regrutation of mitral valve, triscupid, and pulmonic cause blood clots and arrthythmias with symptoms, such as chest discomfort, etc?
Radiologist answer: "Trace" regurge of any heart valve is not expected to be clinically significant, until it gets worse. Large clots in the heart are seen on routine echocardiography (see picture). Smaller ones are investigated by endoscopic echo (a probe is placed in the esophagus for better detail). Causes for chest discomfort and arrhythmias are many and should be looked for by a cardiologist. ...Read more
Had mitral valve repair sugery in august, having shortness of breath, cardiologist said not from heart, if oxygen level 100..Is it from lungs?
Could be: If you had an echo and the valve is ok you could have shortness of breath from the lungs. There is a condition call post pericadiotomy syndrome this is more common in younger patients. It can cause fluid around the heart and lungs. It is self limited. It can be treated with medication. Youd us can also have shortness of breath secondary to the surgery itself. This also gets better with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer