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Signs Of Valve Problems
Can average diastolic pressure of 6.5 be a sign of tricuspid valve abnormality? (or other cardiac problem)
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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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Depends: It depends on the type of aortic valve problem, insufficiency or stenosis. Both have different degress (mild, moderate, severe) and treatment is different in each category. They may have different etiologies also which will require different approaches to treatment as well. Severe forms of either malady will eventually need aortic valve replacement. ...Read more
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I am a 33 yr old female with no health problems. I was told I have a leaky heart valve. How did this leaky valve happen?
Not enough info: Your heart has 4 valves and anyone of them can leak. The most common valve that leaks is the mitral valve, but the aortic and tricuspid valves will have leaks at times, too. Many people have mitral valve prolapse which can increase the chances that the mitral valve will leak. Many people can have a small amount of leakage and just be observed and/or treated with meds. Close followup is key. ...Read more
Could a rv 2.3cm (under2.5 norm), be an early sign of pulm stenosis? No symptoms, all echo findings were norm. No regurg in any valves. Or is 2.3 ok?
Likely normal: In the absence of symptoms and no other electrocardiograph findings, this is most likley a normal value (assuming adequate r heart images were obtained). 2.3 is still within the standard deviation. ...Read more
I used to have tachycardia 120-140b/min Now I'm having heartbeats below 60, sometimes 50 Why? May any valve problem be involved? Even if it is mild?
Tachycardia: Would need more history specifically what were you doing To have tachycardia in the past. Heart rate of 120-140 with exercise/fever is not that concerning in a 19 yr old without other symptom or family history. A heart beat of 50-60 is normal especially at rest. If you're having more symptoms, consult with your pcp who may consider a monitor to check heart rate and rhythm. ...Read more
Rare CHD: A rare congenital heart defect. The pulmonary valve doesn’t form and not enough blood can flow to the lungs to get oxygen; only through the PDA (patent ductus arteriosus). It often occurs as part of a condition called tetralogy of fallot. There is usually a hole between the left and right ventricles of the heart (ventricular septal defect). Surgery as a newborn is required. ...Read more
Valvar regurgitation: Valvar regurgitation generally results in a volume load on the side of the heart experiencing the regurgitant valve. Eventually this leads to dilation and loss of contractility resulting in congestive heart failure. The process can be sudden if acute valvar regurgitation but typically takes years. ...Read more
Posterior wall?: You probably meant to say posterior wall, instead of posterior valve. But it probably means there is a blockage in the coronary artery that is feeding the posterior wall of your heart. This can be confirmed with a coronary angiogram and potentially fixed with coronary angioplasty and stent placement or else coronary bypass surgery. ...Read more
I think you: Are talking trivial as a mild leakage or regurgitation. If its just mild, without chest pain on activities, shortness of breath, or other symptoms you are probably ok. But without knowing which valve, it will very difficult to recommend. If the problem is a tricuspid valve you need to talk to your cardiologist for better assessment. ...Read more
All uti nephrosis for 2month old baby boy has a valve problem in bladder or maybe because of uti he got nephrosis?
Termanology matters: Nephrosis just suggests a problem with the kidneys. The usual label is hydronephrosis, or fluid backup in the kidney collecting system and would be triggered by a valve problem at the bladder entrance or outlet. UTI's are more common in any kid with a structural defect, but rarely cause them. ...Read more
A 2D Echo Cardiogram indicated a bicuspid valve as opposed to tricuspid valve. Is that going to be a problem? Will there be any issues?
Yes: I assume you mean bicuspid aortic valve. Know that patients with a bicuspid aortic valve require surveillance for the development of aortic valve issues (stenosis, regurgitation) and for thoracic aortic aneurysms. You'd be best served with a cardiologist if this is the case. ...Read more
What is fluid around the heart? What can a valve complication be? Is the fluid and valve problem life-threatening? My dad has fluid around his heart and there's a problem in one of his valves (not working properly). He won't tell the family exactly what t
Valve: Valve problems often cause congestive heart failure and fluid collectin in and around lungs. An echocardiogram will ususlly provide the answer. Fluid around the heart heart can produce excessive pressure on the heart and can have serious consequences. Again an echocardiogram will diagnose the problem. ...Read more
Possibly: 100% of human beings have some leaking of the heart valves. I can't remember the last time I saw an echo with none. Echoes have become exquisitely senstive and can detect the most minute amount of leaking. That said, severe leaking eventually takes its toll and needs to be fixed at some point (and there are very specific criteria for timing that). ...Read more
Relatively safe: Heart surgery is major surgery with lots of potential complications but the good news is that for the vast majority of patients they are uncommon. A lot depends on how well your heart squeezes before surgery and your overall health. With good health and function infection 1%, stroke 1%, irregular heart beat 15-20% (often not serious), death 2% or less. Your surgeon is best resource. ...Read more
Nope: Aortic stenosis is, in simple form, limestone forming on the valve. Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a systemic blood thinner, and while it can decrease blood clots, it cannot melt limestone. The only true treatment for aortic stenosis is surgery, to be used when the stenosis is severe enough. Statins have been studied extensively and showed initial promise but that didn't pan out. ...Read more
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