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Depends: If it is a vegetation of bacterial endocarditis, it will kill you in a few weeks or months unless successfully treated, and may cause a stroke or something else bad in the meantime. If it is a clacified nodule that many middle-aged folks get, it is something to watch and that may be troublesome down the road. ...Read more
They have poor: Blood flow and thus immune protection. Also they are exposed to turbulent intracardiac flow. ...Read more
HEART The mitral valve leaflets appeared thickened,there is a trace of tricuspid regurgitation & pulmonic valvular regurgitation. What does that mean?
Antibiotics: Antibiotics for 6 weeks. If complications occur or the infection doesn't respond, aortic valve repalcement. ...Read more
Timing: Stunned myocardium usually refers to a sudden event like a heart attack after which the heart does not function properly. If it is not completely damaged, the stunned heart may recover. Hibernating myocardium is not functioning well because of a chronic lack of blood flow to the heart and may improve if that blood supply is restored. ...Read more
Echo shows Calcification of aortic valve & thickened mitral valve, BP stays 140/100 or higher. Short of breath and fatigue. What could be the cause?
Aortic valve disease: The two major aortic valve abnormalities are stenosis and insufficiency(regurgitation). Stenosis is like a door that doesn't open sufficiently and insufficiency is like a door that doesn't close sufficiently. When there is too much stenosis blood flow out of the heart is impeded. Too much insufficiency and the heart has to pump lots of extra blood to compensate. They can coexist. ...Read more
Wow,: Do u want 2b an md? The pulmonary artery takes the blood (that gave up the oxygen to the tissues in the body) from your right heart to the lungs. Oxygenated blood returns to the left heart via the 4 pulmonary veins. This is called the pulmonary circulation ( see google) pulmonary (in the p.Artery) and the tricuspid (between the 2 chambers of the right heart control the flow in this system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a echocardiogram. results say mitral valve demonstrates sclerosis of the leaflets and trace regurgitation. And trace tricuspid regurgitation.
Findings. Symptoms?: These are findings on the echocardiogram in the view of the Cardiologist who was looking at the pictures. The real question is why the echocardiogram was ordered to begin with. Were you having symptoms? What problem was the test trying to identify? Generally, trace valve regurgitation is "physiologic" - that is, common & symptom-less. Sclerosis means thickening - so the mitral valve could be stiff ...Read more
Would blood being thinned through garlic consumption help heart flow through a bicuspid aortic valve?
Echocardiogram results. Mildly thick mitral valve. Tricuspid valve structurally normal but, shows trace of regurgitation. ?
Had echo due to palps&svt. It showed mild thickening of several aortic leaflets&mild regurgitation of aortic,mitral,tricuspid&pulmonic valves. Worry??
Echo: Likely the findings are of no significant consequence ...Read more