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Doctor insights on: Tricuspid Valve Replacement

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Valve (Definition)

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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Could a tricuspid valve be replace with mechanical?

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 more

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Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse (Checklist)

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How does valve replacement surgery work?

How does valve replacement surgery work?

Valve replacement: When the native valve needs to be replaced. A heart surgical team excises the native diseased valve and replaces it with a mechanical or tissue artificial valve. This is sewn into place. The patient generally will be on anticoagulation if a mechanical valve is implanted. The patient goes through cardiac rehabilitation after surgical recovery to regain physical function. ...Read more

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Can you join the military with a bicuspid valve replacement?

Can you join the military with a bicuspid valve replacement?

Valve surgery: To my knowledge, any type of cardiac surgery generally precludes service in the military. You should contact a recruiting office for a specific answer. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Mitral valve replacement how safe it is?

Mitral valve replacement how safe it is?

It depends: The risk of mitral valve replacement varies with a lot of things. Age, general condition, previous surgery, and medical problems have an impact. Also the overall function of the heart and other heart problems, as well as the acuity of the procedure (elective, urgent, emergent). See a doctor for details. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the durability of a mitral valve replacement?

Depends: : Biologic: 10- 20 years and can be re-replaced if thickens or leaks. Mechanical long time but with full anticoagulation for most all! ...Read more

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How long of a procedure is a mitral valve replacement?

4 hours: The surgery might take approximately 4 hours. You would expect to spend, on average, 5 days in the hospital. Complete recovery takes approximately 2 months. If the repair is done in a minimally invasive fashion, the hospital stay might be 3-4 days and full recovery might take only one month. ...Read more

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Is bicuspid aortiic valve replacement similar to mitral?

Valve replacement: The surgery replaces the valve with either a mechanical or animal tissue valve. This is done on a heart lung machine. The valve takes the place of the damaged valve and the patient lives their life with a new disease 'artificial valve' with its own set of problems. The obstruction or valve leak of the diseased valve is corrected by the artificial valve. Sometimes blood thinners are needed. ...Read more

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Tricuspid Valve (Definition)

The three flaps of tissue on the right side of the heart that prevent blood from going backwards from the right ventricle to the right atrium ...Read more