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What are the post op suggestions for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

What are the post op suggestions for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

Get the flu shot: Of course after a pulmonary valve replacement or repair, your child is going to be in the cardiac ICU for a period of time and on the floor. There's going to be ample time to get advice on what to do. Make sure they get the flu shot, and more than likely your child is going to need antibiotics before dental cleanings and certain medical procedures. Make sure they always get that taken care of. ...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 postoperative recommendations for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

What are the postoperative recommendations for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

Normal: Aswer somewhat depends upon how it was fixed - surgically or catheter - as well as the result. But most ps has a very good outcome and patients have a normal life. Post-op care is quite minimal. ...Read more

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What are recommendations for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

What are recommendations for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

Pulmonary stenosis: There are a number of variables that pediatric cardiologists and heart surgeons take into consideration when determining how to approach pulmonary valve stenosis in a neonate. Generally speaking, a catheter-based approach is desirable to avoid surgery, and may be attempted first provided that the anatomy and other patient factors are amenable to that. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the post op recommendations for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

Regular follow-up: Regular follow-up with your pediatric cardiologist to see how the valve behaves as the child grows. Some of the answer depends upon whether the valve was repaired surgically on with a balloon catheter. ...Read more

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What are the chances of needing surgery for severe mitral valve regurgitation?

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What are the chances of needing surgery for severe mitral valve regurgitation?

Depends on symptoms: Symptoms generally dictate need for corrective surgery (repair vs replacement) in mr cases. Consult with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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An Expert Mitral Valve Surgeon Explained to my Father Surgeons usually repair a Prolapse Mitral Valve in patients that are under the age of 75 Why?

An Expert Mitral Valve  Surgeon Explained to my Father Surgeons usually  repair a  Prolapse Mitral Valve in patients that are under the age of 75 Why?

Prolapse surgery: When a patient has mitral prolapse causing problems which require surgery as an intervention, the preferred approach, if possible, is mitral valve repair. Most patients with prolapse don't need surgery. Each patient has their own specific situation and decision making has to be consistent with that patient's particulars. Some patients who need the surgery aren't appropriate for repair. ...Read more

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Surgery for valve replacement in someone with aortic stenosis? What are the different ways?

Surgery for valve replacement in someone with aortic stenosis?  What are the different ways?

SAVR AND TAVR: Traditionally, surgical aortic valve replacement was the best method for treating significant aortic stenosis. Some patients, unfortunately, were too ill for the procedure. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (tavr) has proven an excellent alternative for these patients. Talk to your thoracic surgeon and cardiologist to see if you are eligible. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a moderate leak in the pulmonary heart valve?

What are the treatments for a moderate leak in the pulmonary heart valve?

Pulmonary insufficiency: Isolated pulmonary insufficiency often requires only treatment of any associated problems like lung disease. Severe pulmonary insufficiency could require surgery. ...Read more

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After succesful Mitral Prolapse repair how common is it to find mitral stenosis in these type of patients with Annoloplasty ring over a certain time?

Rare: It's rare but it does happen. As always, the devil's in the details. A minor amount of stenosis is well tolerated but as the mitral valve area diminishes, the likelihood and severity of symptoms (shortness of breath) increases. A sudden change in MV area suggests a clot and should be treated with anticoagulation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Whats the differance in mitral repair and or replacement i need repair on mitral tricuspid leaking as well prognosis for 5""2 215lbs 50 yr. female?

Whats the differance in mitral repair and or replacement i need repair on mitral tricuspid leaking as well prognosis for 5""2 215lbs 50 yr. female?

Mitral valve: for mitral regurgitation , repair by a surgeon with lots of experience, is preferred as you keep your natural valve and would most likely not require a lifetime of anti-coagulants. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for ongoing sterum pain after heart bypass surgery. Currently at 7 months post op.

What is the medical term for ongoing sterum pain after heart bypass surgery.  Currently at 7 months post op.

Sterna Pain: But needs evaluated for infection, instability, non-union of the bone sections. Wire fracture and tenderness. See the surgeon to assess, this is longer than common. ...Read more

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What are the management options for a neonate with pulmonary valvular stenosis?

What are the management options for a neonate with pulmonary valvular stenosis?

Pulmonary stenosis: Patients with pulmonary valve stenosis generally receive one of three management strategies, depending upon severity of symptoms and degree of stenosis as well as how abnormal the valve itself is: one, balloon valvuloplasty, consists of opening the valve through a catheter inserted into the heart; two, involves surgical to repair/replace valve; third, continued monitoring until intervention needed. ...Read more

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Expert Mitral Surgeon said to my Father, Surgeons usually repair a Prolapse Mitral Valve in patients that are under the age of 75. Why not over 75?

Expert Mitral Surgeon said to my Father, Surgeons usually repair a Prolapse Mitral Valve in patients that are under the age of 75. Why not  over 75?

Obviates anticoag: Mitral valve prolapse typically lends itself to repair rather than replacement because of redundant tissue. In some cases, repair is not possible. Repair means using one's own tissue and therefore obviates need for long term anticoagualation with its attendant risks of bleeding, followup etc and therefore is preferred than valve replacement in elderly patients. In good hands, repair should go well ...Read more

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Can 5 weeks of pulmonary hypertension (as well as a few other diagnoses) lead to moderate anoxic brain injury? A patient in his early 50's receives diagnosis of mssa- causing pulmonary hypertension, chf, aortic valve regurgitation, a stretched mitral valv

Can 5 weeks of pulmonary hypertension (as well as a few other diagnoses) lead to moderate anoxic brain injury? A patient in his early 50's receives diagnosis of mssa- causing pulmonary hypertension, chf, aortic valve regurgitation, a stretched mitral valv

Endocarditis: Anoxic brain injury can occur after cardiac arrest. The heart disease you mention could lead to cardiac arrest but you did not mention this in your history. I am concerned about endocarditis, infection of the heart valve, with history of mssa bacteremia. ...Read more

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Prior to most dental procedures are valve repair patients at a real risks of endocarditis and is the need of anti-biotics best advice from surgeons?

Prior to  most dental procedures are valve repair patients at a real risks of endocarditis and is the need of anti-biotics best advice from surgeons?

No premed needed: The most recommendations of the american heart association is that premedication with antibiotics is not needed for patients with valve repair. If you have an artificial valve then antibiotics would be needed before dental treatment. If you have any questions discuss this with your dentist, cardio.Ogist or primary care. ...Read more

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What are the risks while baby delivering for an arotic valve leakage patient who has undergone surgery in the year 2001.

What are the risks while baby delivering for an arotic valve leakage patient who has undergone surgery in the year 2001.

Talk to your MD: The risks are probably only slightly increased over a normal patient, but you should discuss this with your OB and cardiologist before proceeding with pregnancy. The heart history and cardiologist notes will be of great help. ...Read more

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Is annuplosty ring put in around valve done for mitral valve repair the best way for a surgeon to repair your mitral valve if leaking.

Is annuplosty  ring put in around valve done for mitral valve repair the best way for a surgeon to repair your mitral valve if leaking.

Yes: Mv repair involves anuloplasty ring, they will do additional repair depending on the valve eg; if there is flair chord they will fix it, if there is prolapse or flail leaflet, they cut part of it and repair it etc. ...Read more

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Pulmonary Valve (Definition)

The heart has 4 chambers. The right ventricle is the pumping chamber whic h pushes blood into the lungs so oxygen can be put into the blood. When the right ventricle squeezes, the pulmonary valve opens and blood flows into the lungs. When the right ventricle relaxes to fill, the pulmonary valve closes so blood can't flow backwards ...Read more


Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more