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Tricuspid Valve Replacement
Tricuspid valve: Mikd to moderate probably does not require intervention. ...Read more
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
Yes: Depending on the situation, tricuspid valve problems can be treated with mechanical valves, tissue valves, valve repair, or sometimes medications. Sometime tricuspid valve problems can get better by treating other problems with the heart (like left-sided valve issues). Check with a doctor for details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart valves: The mitral and aortic valves are the most often replaced valves, but sometimes the mitral valve can be repaired, but not the aortic valve. So probably the aortic is the most replaced. It is much less common that the pulmonary or tricuspid valve be replaced. ...Read more
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
Depends: The severity of your aortic stenosis (AS), cardiac function, lung function and other medical conditions all weigh into the prognosis. Typically aortic valve replacement will improve ones shortness of breath. If your heart function has deteriorated beyond recovery or your lungs are the primary problem valve replacement my not be beneficial. The total picture needs to be looked at. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 25 and have l-tga along with a murmer. What should I expect for the future? What are the chances i'll need valve replacement?
Need more info: Sorry, but questions about your future are best answered by your pediatric or adult congenital cardiologist. It's all in the details. There are several types of l-tga, and then within those types are an infinite number of variations in terms of both anatomy and physiology. Nevertheless, I have seen many people with l-tga do very well. I wish you luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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