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What is the definition or description of: Valvular heart diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Valvular heart diseases?

Abnormal heart valve: Any structural abnormality causing dysfunction of one or more of the valves in the heart. This may produce an obstruction to blood flow, a leakage of blood back across the valve or a combination of both. These issues can often be managed medically for a time but may eventually require repair or replacement of the diseased valve. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Doctor confirmed I have valvular heart diseases and need to follow up. Will this needed throughout my life?

Doctor confirmed I have valvular heart diseases and need to follow up. Will this needed throughout my life?

Valvular disease: Depends on the location and type of valvular dysfunction and it's magnitude. If a significant obstructive or regurgitant lesion is present it may well be needed to follow up regularly to gauge symptoms and use evhocardiograms to assess valvular and cardiac function. ...Read more

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Which heart diseases leads to valvular heart disease?

Which heart diseases leads to valvular heart disease?

Coronary disease/CAD: CAD can lead to weakened or poorly functioning heart muscle. The mitral valve is anchored to that muscle and will leak if CAD is severe enough. Rheumatic heart disease can lead to valve stenosis due to calcification, but has become less likely in the era of antibiotics.
Also, being born with a bicuspid aortic valve (normally 3 cusps) can lead to calcification and narrowing at 50-60 years of age. ...Read more

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Is valvular heart disease dangerous?

Is valvular heart disease dangerous?

Yes and no: There are four valves in the heart and a variety of disorders may affect each. Many are benign, but some are progressive and fatal. Specifics will dictate outcome. ...Read more

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Can you describe nonspecific valvular heart disease?

Can you describe nonspecific valvular heart disease?

Non specific: This sounds more like an insurance code than a real diagnosis. As cardiologists, we diagnose valves as narrow, leaking, calcified, abnormal in appearance etc... When an insurance billing code is used for "valvular disease" without specifying what type of abnormality, it is qualified as "non specific"... Welcome to the world of coding :-). ...Read more

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What are the activities allowed with valvular heart disease.?

What are the activities allowed with valvular heart disease.?

Complicated: This depends on the valve involved, the cause of the diseased valve and the degree to which it affects function. Damaged valves also creates the risk of secondary valve infection (infective endocarditis), which can be life-threatening, need long courses of antibiotics or require valve replacement. Restrictions depend on disease severity. This should be discussed with cardiologist. ...Read more

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What disadvantages do you have when you have valvular heart disease?

What disadvantages do you have when you have valvular heart disease?

Complicated: This depends on the valve involved, the cause of the diseased valve and the degree to which it affects function. Damaged valves also creates the risk of secondary valve infection (infective endocarditis), which can be life-threatening, need long courses of antibiotics or require valve replacement. Restrictions depend on disease severity. This should be discussed with cardiologist. ...Read more

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What are the dangers and restrictions of having valvular heart disease?

What are the dangers and restrictions of having valvular heart disease?

Complicated: This depends on the valve involved, the cause of the diseased valve and the degree to which it affects function. Damaged valves also creates the risk of secondary valve infection (infective endocarditis), which can be life-threatening, need long courses of antibiotics or require valve replacement. Restrictions depend on disease severity. ...Read more

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What are the activities allowed to patients with valvular heart disease?

What are the activities allowed to patients with valvular heart disease?

It depends: Specific activities to any patients with valvular disease depend upon the severity of the disease itself. Even in this, physicians should not be overly prescriptive as to be "know-it-all". One has to factor in the patient himself/herself, and this means clinical data. A team-approach between patient and physician is key and decision-making has to be shared for ultimate and final recommendations. ...Read more

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Doctor said I have a valvular heart disease so is this dangerous?

Doctor said I have a valvular heart disease so is this dangerous?

Depends: Depends on which valve and on what type of problem. Ask you doctor to clearly explain what type of valvular heart disease, what treatment may be needed and ask if you should see a cardiologist. If you don't get answers, see another doctor. ...Read more

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I am a student of 2nd year in medical. My question is that, that how rheumatic heart disaese causes valvular heart disease?

I am a student of 2nd year in medical. My question is that, that how rheumatic heart disaese causes valvular heart disease?

Reference: "pathogenesis of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: evasive after half a century of clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory investigation"

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1768618/. ...Read more

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Is it common for a teenager to have coronary heart or valvular heart disease?

Is it common for a teenager to have coronary heart or valvular heart disease?

No: There are special circumstances when a teenager may have a higher risk of coronary artery disease: sickle cell anemia, kawasaki's disease, immunological arterial diseases such as lupus or arteritis. Over use (or use) of ecstasy, methamphetamine or Cocaine increase cad. If you have these you should be under the care of specialist to begin with. If you don't have these, then don't worry about cad. ...Read more

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I have valvular heart disease what can I do to prevent it of getting worse?

I have valvular heart disease what can I do to prevent it of getting worse?

See your doctor.: There are four separate valves in the heart and they may each be diseased in a variety of ways. The treatment varies according to the specific defect. The best hing to do is discuss your specific condition with you cardiologist and get specific treatment. ...Read more

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My consultant Cardiologist in the UK won’t explain if I have Mitral Valvular Disease or not Warnings in Fostair 100/6 explains Valvular heart disease talk to Cardio or GP as I get SinusTachycardia in Salbutamol He’s says not experienced in fostair?

My consultant Cardiologist in the UK won’t explain if I have Mitral Valvular Disease or not Warnings in Fostair 100/6 explains Valvular heart disease talk to Cardio or GP as I get SinusTachycardia in Salbutamol He’s says not experienced in fostair?

Yes: As long as a product contains a beta agonist, it has to potential to cause tachycardia for some people especially for those with MVP. However salbutamol and formoterol may may have different side effects and thus only a trial can tell. Perhaps you can start with just 1/2 dose and observe. I am concerned over Propranolol - tends to worsen asthma & render bronchodilator less effective. ...Read more

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My ef is 25%, what does this mean? Can you tell me what do you mean by dilated cardiomyopathy due to rheumatic valvular heart disease? Thanks.

My ef is 25%, what does this mean? Can you tell me what do you mean by dilated cardiomyopathy due to rheumatic valvular heart disease? Thanks.

Cardiology: Ejection fraction is the percentage of blood in the left ventricle that is removed with each contraction. 65% is considered normal. 25 is a low number and implies a weakness of the left ventricle that is usually referred to as a cardiomyopathy. Dilated cardiomyopathy is when the wall thins out and the ventricle gets large like a thin ballon. It can be caused by many conditions. ...Read more

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Would a Mitral Valve repair from severe regurgitation and Mitral Valve prolapse be a form of Valvular Heart Disease? Or once repaired is it classed as a Normal valve? I am unsure like my Cardiologist as he remarked outside his experience to answer!

Would a Mitral Valve repair from severe regurgitation and Mitral Valve prolapse be a form of Valvular Heart Disease? Or once repaired is it classed as a Normal valve? I am unsure like my Cardiologist as he remarked outside his experience to answer!

Heart valve.: In this context, before your operation you would be categorized as having valvular heart disease. That being said, once the valve is replaced, either with a metallic or poor seen valve, you would not be considered as having a normal valve. You would have a replaced valve. You will never again have a normal valve. Even with the new surgeries (TAVR) the valve is still abnormal. ...Read more

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GP changed my Clenil and sabutamol to Fostair 100/6 and as it contains Formoterol and I had Mitral Valve repair few yrs ago Info leaflet warning says if you have Valvular heart disease (which I do have)Talk to GP? Also can it cause Sinus Tachycardia?

GP changed my Clenil and sabutamol to Fostair 100/6 and as it contains Formoterol and I had Mitral Valve repair few yrs ago Info leaflet warning says if you have Valvular heart disease (which I do have)Talk to GP? Also can it cause Sinus Tachycardia?

YES: I think you will need a cardiac clearance before attempting to use this particular medication- certainly a dangerous medication in view of heart issues; however, has been used successfully by many cardiac patients. Please discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Valvular Heart Diseases (Definition)

Any structural abnormality causing dysfunction of one or more of the valves in the heart. This may produce an obstruction to blood flow, a leakage of blood back across the valve or a combination of both. These issues can often be managed medically for a time but may eventually require repair or replacement ...Read more