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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