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The Valves In The Heart
Valves: aortic,mitral, pulmonary and tricuspidGet a more detailed answer ›
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
What is the difference between someone with 3 valves in their heart and someone with a normal heart?
See below: are you referring to tricuspid atresia? This is a cyanotic congenital heart disease where the tricuspid valve is absent (technically three valves present), these patients often times have a single ventricle and require a complex surgery to address it. Normal individuals have 4 main valves - tricuspid, mitral, pulmonic and aortic valves. ...Read more
You mean malfunction: The aortic valve has 3 parts or leaflets. When its called bicuspid it has only 2 leaflets. This can be congenital or aquired. If two of the cusps fuse over time is called functional bicuspid vs congenital. Either way it creates an un natural flow across the valve and over time damage the valve. Most often the valve will need replace depending on age diagnosed.Most congen bicuspids will need repla. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Although a torn chordae tendinae can result from a heart attack, the two are not synonymous. Tearing of the chordae (part of the mitral valve apparatus) is more often related to other structural diseases of the mitral valve, like mitral valve prolapse and endocarditis (infection of the mitral valve) or chest trauma in some situations. Heart attack only rarely causes a torn chordae. ...Read more
They have poor: Blood flow and thus immune protection. Also they are exposed to turbulent intracardiac flow. ...Read more
Why do patients have to take anticoagulants when they receive and artificial valve in their heart?
Please help! what is the name of the heart condition where you only have two valves on your heart and one is leaking blood?
What do you recommend if I had a heart cath today and dr. said I need a heart valve replacement. what heart valve?
Not so simple: Usual options are mechanical or tissue valve. Life long blood thinners are usually needed with the former, and the latter may need a redo operation in 10-20 years. Other issues are; how active are you? Can you take blood thinners? Which valve is it; Aortic, mitral, tricuspid, pulmonic? A review of your records with a cardiac surgeon is recommended. ...Read more
Woke up with 3 inch circle blood on pillow and thru 3 sheets. I am 2 nd time heart paitent. 2011 was reconstructive valve surgery. Ottawa heart inst. ?
Zoonotic disease : Transmitted to human from animals and viceversa. Birds can transmit diseases to human. Two risk factors that i can think. If you are inmunocompromise from a disease like aids or from drugs. And if you have a congenital heart disease repair or history of endocarditis. Few cases of chlamydia psittaci causing valvular heart disease in the past. Proper hygiene important. Consult cardiology. ...Read more