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What Does It Mean When You Have A Leaky Heart 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
It depends.: It depends upon the basis for the comment. If the comment was based upon a review of an echocardiographic assessment of ones heart, then it implies a near-normal valve. On the other hand, if it's based upon the reporting of the intensity of a heart murmur heard with a stethoscope, then the accuracy is dependent upon the skill of the person using the instrument. ...Read more
Please answer! what does it mean if heart valve is damaged? How long does a person survives on medicine?
Endocarditis: Or infection of the heart valve.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please answer! what do docs mean when they say a heart valve is damaged? How long does a person survive with this?
Complicated: Valves are either blocked or leaky or both. Damage is typically due to aging or calcification, congenital conditions, infections or structural deterioration. Some people live years with minor damage others much less. Survival depends on how severe damage is. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my husband has just been diagnosed with enlarged heart valve - what does this mean?
If your troponin level is normal, does it mean that your heart valve is allright & not infected by bacterial endocarditis?Ty
Not necessarily: Elevated troponin is most often associated with heart muscle damage, as in a heart attack. Heart valves may be damaged (by infection or other processes) that may not lead to an elevated troponin. An ultrasound of the heart should help detect important damage to any involved valves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My maternal fetal doctor found calcium on my baby's heart valve in utero. He said it doesn't mean anything... How can it not mean anything?
It doesn't!: What your doctor probably saw is a a bright spot, an "echogenic focus" in the baby's heart. We think these are probably calcium deposits. They do not seem to have any effect on heart function. They are one of a large number of minor abnormalities that can signal an increased risk of down syndrome in a baby, but usually only if there is more than one abnormality. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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