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How dangerous is aoertic valve vegetation?

How dangerous is  aoertic  valve vegetation?

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

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What does vegetation of the cardiac valve mean?

What does vegetation of the cardiac valve mean?

Infection: This means there might be an infection on the heart valve, or endocarditis -- this is a serious condition that merits prompt treatment and usually hospitalization. ...Read more

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Why infective endocarditis mostly affect valves of the heart?

Why infective  endocarditis mostly  affect valves of the heart?

They have poor: Blood flow and thus immune protection. Also they are exposed to turbulent intracardiac flow. ...Read more

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HEART The mitral valve leaflets appeared thickened,there is a trace of tricuspid regurgitation & pulmonic valvular regurgitation. What does that mean?

HEART The mitral valve leaflets appeared thickened,there is a trace of tricuspid regurgitation & pulmonic valvular regurgitation. What does that mean?

Mvp: These are common findings and unless mitral valve has a leak or narrowing , just requires being followed infrequently provided that you don't have other reasons to be followed more frequently by your doc ...Read more

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Aortic vegetation w/encardolitis confirmed what kind of treatments are best?

Aortic vegetation w/encardolitis confirmed what kind of treatments are best?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics for 6 weeks. If complications occur or the infection doesn't respond, aortic valve repalcement. ...Read more

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What are the differences between stunned myocardium & hibernating myocardium?

What are the differences between stunned myocardium & hibernating myocardium?

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

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Aortic heart valve disease or regurgitation what's the difference?

Aortic heart valve disease or regurgitation what's the difference?

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

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What does the pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, pulmonary valve, tricuspid valve, do?

What does the pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, pulmonary valve, tricuspid valve, do?

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 more

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Can people with bicuspid aortic valve live long?

Yes: Pts with congenital bicuspid aortic valves are monitored with 2-d echos and with regular follow up in office . With a younger pt over time the valve typically progresses and needs replacing. Timming is critical. All siblings should also be screened. ...Read more

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I had a echocardiogram. results say mitral valve demonstrates sclerosis of the leaflets and trace regurgitation. And trace tricuspid regurgitation. ?

I had a echocardiogram. results say mitral valve demonstrates sclerosis of the leaflets and trace regurgitation.  And trace tricuspid regurgitation.
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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

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Echocardiogram results. Mildly thick mitral valve. Tricuspid valve structurally normal but, shows trace of regurgitation. ?

Echocardiogram results. Mildly thick mitral valve. Tricuspid valve structurally normal but, shows trace of regurgitation. ?

Both normal: Both are normal. All normal people have tricuspid regurgitation. This is a 100% normal finding. Thickening of the mitral valve is over-read. It appears in many reports. It has absolutely no clinical significance. Honestly! Please don't give it another thought. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of valvular pulmonic stenosis?

What are the symptoms of valvular pulmonic stenosis?

Depends: Unless it is moderate to severe, no symptoms are expected. Moderate to severe would result in exercise intolerance, shortness of breath or chest discomfort with exercise. ...Read more

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How dangerous is aoertic valve vegetation?

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

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How do climate and vegetation affect people's health in Africa?

How do climate and vegetation affect people's health in Africa?

Big subject!: Climate, rainfall, temperature, altitude, latitude and longitude, natural disasters all affect type and quality of vegetation as well as people's health everywhere. Exp: drought leads to loss of vegetation and affects food supply for animals and humans. There are poisonous plants that affect health in Africa, as here. Natural disasters are a product of climate variations, like flooding. ...Read more

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How do you treat vegetation in the heart ?

How do you treat vegetation in the heart ?

Antibiotics/surgery: Antibiotics are used to treat endocarditis, though if not responding, or if abscess formation/worsening valve function/recurrent emboli occur, surgery to remove and replace the valve might be necessary. ...Read more

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What do it mean when you have a vegetation growth on your heart?

vegetation: Vegetations are usually caused by infection or inflammation on a heart valve. Sometimes a vegetation can cause either blood flow problems or embolic problems. You should discuss with your doctor your specifics if you have a vegetation. ...Read more

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Aortic vegetation w/encardolitis confirmed what kind of treatments are best?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics for 6 weeks. If complications occur or the infection doesn't respond, aortic valve repalcement. ...Read more

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I do light workouts. I swim weekly. Don't drink milk and am a vegetation. Eat my 5 a day of fruits and veg. But still cannot lose weight. Any advice?

I do light workouts. I swim weekly. Don't drink milk and am a vegetation. Eat my 5 a day of fruits and veg. But still cannot lose weight. Any advice?

Use weights: Try using weights with your workouts. Gaining muscle mass with increase your metabolism and help you lose fat. If this is not helping then cut down on the more sugary fruits. ...Read more

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Confirmed aortic vegetation and encardolitis with a tee....Why all my cultures come back neg? Doc don't know what to treat me with?

Confirmed aortic vegetation and encardolitis with a tee....Why all my cultures come back neg? Doc don't know what to treat me with?

Might be partialy Rx: You might have had partial treatment with antibiotics or culture negative endocarditis have repeate the blood culture if feverspikes get cultures again .Have a tee repeated and get a sec. Openion for the same. ...Read more

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What does vegetation of the cardiac valve mean?

Infection: This means there might be an infection on the heart valve, or endocarditis -- this is a serious condition that merits prompt treatment and usually hospitalization. ...Read more

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Aortic vegetation w/encardolitis no fever neg cultures and really nothing to complain about except some dizziness and nauseation do I have to worry?

Yes: Endocarditis is no disease to shirk. Based on the facts listed above, please make sure you follow up closely with your cardiologist or internal medicine doctor. Further medication or surgery may be needed to get you back to a safe health status. Endocarditis is treatable, but it should not be ignored. Happy healing! ...Read more

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I am in hospital w/a "gram+ bacillus" sepsis..6/8 blood culture bottles are +. Caused by a dirty cut then severe cellulitis. I have heart vegetation from it they say. Also on CellCept. Can you educate me on whats the significance of heart vegetation?

I am in hospital w/a "gram+ bacillus" sepsis..6/8 blood culture bottles are +. Caused by a dirty cut then severe cellulitis. I have heart vegetation from it they say. Also on CellCept. Can you educate me on whats the significance of heart vegetation?

Endocarditis. : What you describe is endocarditis. The vegetations harbor the bacteria that are identified when blood cultures are obtained. Sepsis, heart failure as well as "septic emboli" are potential complications 6 weeks of IV antibiotics followed by repeat blood cultures and follow up echocardiogram to insure treatment was adequate. ...Read more

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Diff bet. inf.endocarditis and rheumatic fever, both r vegetations but what is the diff.? what is the role of bacteria in RF?plz help me wz videos .

Diff bet. inf.endocarditis and rheumatic fever, both r vegetations but what is the diff.? what is the role of bacteria in RF?plz help me wz videos .

Different: Rheumatic fever is a specific disease that is associated with damage to heart valves (usually mitral) that can develop following untreated strep throat. Infectious endocarditis is simply the presence of a vegetation (typically bacteria but can also be fungal) that builds up on any heart valve. In IV drug users for instance, the tricuspid valve is a common site to find vegetatations. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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