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Doctor insights on: Tricuspid Valve Replacement

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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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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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What does mvp mean for future valve replacement surgery?

What does mvp mean for future valve replacement surgery?

Replacement of mitra: This is a common finding in tall, thin younger females and is often not symptomatic. Many never require surgery. If required, many surgeons are extremely adept. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mitral valve replacement?

See below: The mitral valve is a valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. When the heart squeezes to pump blood to the body, this valve prevents blood from backing up into the lungs. When this valve is malfunctioning, surgeons can either repair or replace the valve. The valve can be replaced with either a mechanical or a tissue valve. This is called mitral valve replacement or repair. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period for a patient that will undergo a valve replacement?

It depends: Depends on how healthy the patient is otherwise, and how the patient is recovering from the operation. Some patients are walking around the even of the operation, or the next day. Many go home 4-5 days later, although it can be longer. If the breastbone was split, it will take two months for that to completely heal. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for mvp excluding valve replacement? And what causes mvp? What causes mvp to worsen?

Is there any cure for mvp excluding valve replacement? And what causes mvp? What causes mvp to worsen?

Most dont need surg.: Unless the mitral valve prolapse is associated with severe valve leakage, there would be no surgery needed. Mv prolapse is caused by excess tissue in the valve which bends backward slightly into the left atrium when the valve is closed. Should ensure good hydration if have mvp. Nothing in particular worsens mvp except perhaps high blood pressure- which should be controlled for many other reasons. ...Read more

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Is mod to sever aorta stenosis with peak/mean pressure gradient of 57.06mmhg/37.30mmh requiring aorta valve replacement stat?

Is mod to sever aorta stenosis with peak/mean pressure gradient of 57.06mmhg/37.30mmh requiring aorta valve replacement stat?

It could be: It depends upon whether symptoms are present. If the aortic stenosis is causing chest pain, congestive heart failure, shortness of breath or blackouts then this is usually regarded as a reason for prompt treatment. If there are no symptoms then watchful waiting is sometimes appropriate. BTW some patients in this age group qualify to have the valve implanted through a catheter via the groin. ...Read more

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Being treated for endocarditus with 24/7 penicillin drip. It's now 4 weeks after valve replacement. Afraid strep mitus tolerant to penicillin?

Being treated for endocarditus with 24/7 penicillin drip. It's now 4 weeks after valve replacement. Afraid strep mitus tolerant to penicillin?

Might happen: This would be rather easy to verify if true.You would have related symptoms and a blood culture would be positive. The original culture you had that provided the diagnosis was likely tested for this possibility and strep strains are usually killed off by any penicillin.If concerned, discuss it with your treatment team. ...Read more

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What is an aortic valve replacement?

What is an aortic valve replacement?

Surgical procedure : Aortic valve replacement is a surgical operation where the heart is stopped while the body is on cardiopulmonary bypass machine. The diseased valve is cut out and a new prosthetic valve from a pig or cow or a mechanical valve is sewn in. The operation takes 3-4 hours to complete and you can stay in hospital for 4-7 days. ...Read more

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Why isn't tvar heart valve replacement offered to all heart patients?

Why isn't tvar heart valve replacement offered to all heart patients?

Due to risk: Of not tolerating the procedure (dying on the operating table) is the most common reason. Other reasons could be related to other comorbidities including kidney disease or underlying severe respiratory problems, ...Read more

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How long does a tovar valve replacement last?

How long does a tovar valve replacement last?

Tovar valve: I assume this is a tissue valve. They can last anywhere up to 18-20 years. There are two types from the pig and from the cow. Most of the time you do not need to take a blood thinner with this. ...Read more

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How long can a tavr valve replacement last?

10-15 years: Tavr is done with a biologic valve, which is a tissue valve. The experience with surgically placed tissue valves shows a duration of about 8-15 years, depending on the age at the time of implantation. ...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