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Stenosis Of Heart Valve
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
With 2 previous heart valve replacements and a heart working at 55% what is the rate of survival? Was born w aortic stenosis
Multiple ways: Valve stenosis is the narrowing of a valve opening. Most commonly this causes flow disturbances which can be heard and is caused a murmur. Think of a kinked garden hose. The higher the velocity of the blood crossing the valve the louder the murmur. Other secondary sounds can occur but are more subtle. Pictured is a stenotic aortic valve. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on the severity of your aortic stenosis. If it is mild and you have no symptoms then exercise should not be a problem. However if it is severe and you have symptoms then i would not recommend exercise until you have recovered from your aortic valve surgery. Your best resource is your doctor who can actually examine you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: Many are mothers. It may be advisable for you or not, but you'd expect to be followed by a cardiologist and maybe a maternal-fetal specialist. ...Read more
Heart Valve: The heart valves serve a function as a check valve. They direct blood flow in one direction and prevent back flow. Malfunction can be two ways: 1. The valve can be narrowed (stenosis) and restrict blood flow. 2. The valve may not close properly and leak (insufficiency). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aortic Valve: The most commonly replaced heart valve in the us is the aortic valve. The process of valve disease, usually leading to the tightening of the valve (stenosis) is very similar to that of the development of CAD which is very common in the us. In the developing countries, rheumatic fever in childhood can lead to both mitral and aortic valve disease in the adulthood, but this is not common in the us. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Valve: The valve opens to allow flow out of the heart to the body. If it doesn't open properly we call this stenosis. It has to close properly to keep blood flowing in a forward direction. If it doesn't we call this insufficiency. Either or both abnormalities can exist in the valve. Severe stenosis results in decreased cardiac output eventually as does severe insufficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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