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What Are The Effects Of Diphtheria Have On The Mitral Valve
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Mitral valve: The mitral valve has to open properly to let blood flow into the left ventricle from the atrium. If it doesn't, we call this stenosis. It has to close to keep the blood flowing toward the body, if it doesn't we call this regurgitation or insufficiency. Either or both problems can exist with the valve if its abnormal. Insufficiency is more common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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