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What are the effects of diphtheria have on the mitral valve?

What are the effects of diphtheria have on the mitral valve?

Endocarditis: C. Diphteriae can cause infection on the mitral valve and this is called endocarditis. ...Read more

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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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What are the effects of a leaking mitral valve?

Depends: Minor leak: no problem more severe leak: puts heart muscle under stress and can cause heart failure with shortness of breath, swelling of the feet. ...Read more

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What are the mitral valve prolapse side effects?

What are the mitral valve prolapse side effects?

Heart failure: Mitral valve prolapse can cause severe mitral valve regurgitation which can weaken the heart, cause severe shortness of breath and heart failure. Surgery remains the best option in the hands of good surgeons who can repair the valve. Valve replacement carries a higher risk of mortality and complications than valve repair. It can be performed minimally invasively without opening the chest bone. ...Read more

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I am so worried. My kids only need to see the doctor for sports physicals. Now one has mitral valve prolapse. What should I say, in terms of effects on health and well-being?

I am so worried. My kids only need to see the doctor for sports physicals. Now one has mitral valve prolapse. What should I say, in terms of effects on health and well-being?

Depends: Mitral valve prolapse encompasses a spectrum of severity from insignificant (really, a normal variant) to elongation and overstretching or rupture of the leaflets and/or supporting structures with severe leakage(regurgitation). An echocardiogram is the test of choice. Ask your doctor how severe your child's mvp is. The vast majority of affected people have no symptoms and lead normal lives. ...Read more

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Had mitral valve repair surgery 6months ago..If i drink alcohol will it have harmful effects on heart since i had surgery to fix leaking heart valve?

Had mitral valve repair surgery 6months ago..If i drink alcohol will it have harmful effects on heart since i had surgery to fix leaking heart valve?

Heart valve surgery: It is important to follow your surgeon and other doctors advice concerning diet and alcohol consumption. If you have forgotten the advice then call your doctors office and ask for clarification of the advice. ...Read more

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What is a lesion on the mitral valve called?

What is a lesion on the mitral valve called?

Vegetation : There are many types of lesions affecting the mitral valve but the question suggests you are asking about a vegetation protruding from the edge of the valve leaflet typically caused by bacterial infection like bacterial endocarditis. ...Read more

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What is a mitral valve?

What is a mitral valve?

One of 4 heart valve: The mitral valve is one of the 4 heart valves found in the heart. These valves keep blood moving one direction rather than back and forth as the heart contracts. The mitral valve is so named as it looks like the pope's hat (a mitre). The mitral valve separates the left atrium and the left ventricle. ...Read more

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Diphtheria (Definition)

Diphtheria is a potentially fatal, contagious disease that usually involves the nose, throat, and air passages, but may also infect the skin. Its most striking feature is the formation of a grayish membrane covering the tonsils and upper part of the throat. This is a preventable disease by vaccination. It is ...Read more