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Doctor insights on: Where Can I Find A List Of Surgeons Who Specialize In Aortic Valve Replacement

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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I am looking for atop rated cardiologist who specializes in congestive heart failure and valve replacement. Please give me name also what hospital in seattle wa specializes in cardiology. Thank you.

I am looking for atop rated cardiologist who specializes in congestive heart failure and valve replacement.  Please give me name also what hospital in seattle wa specializes in cardiology.  Thank you.

There : There are several excellent cardiologists in seattle and the surrounding areas, many of whom would be very capable of managing these conditions. But, they may not all be available within your health insurance plan. I would recommend that you ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a cardiologist that they know and trust. Don't be afraid to be your own advocate, and make sure that your cardiologist is an expert in the area of care you require. If you are concerned they are not, you can be referred elsewhere. It is also important to understand that cardiologists do not perform valve surgery. If indeed you do require a surgical valve replacement, you would be referred to a cardiac surgeon. If this is the case, you will want to make sure you are seeing an experienced surgeon. ...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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I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on coronary spasms?

I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on coronary spasms?

Probably not: Coronary spasm is a diagnosis which is extremely difficult to confirm. If in fact the patient really has coronary spasm, it is important to use a medication with proven effectiveness to prevent chest pain and heart attack, either a Nitroglycerin preparation or a calcium channel blocker. To my knowledge there has been no research on any other form of therapy that would demonstrate effectiveness. ...Read more

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I have a rare condition involving a calcified thoracic disc herniation. How do I find neurosurgeons in the US who have the most experience with this?

I have a rare condition involving a calcified thoracic disc herniation. How do I find neurosurgeons in the US who have the most experience with this?

Neurosurgeons: unknown person notes and then asks: I have a rare condition involving a calcified thoracic disc herniation. How do I find neurosurgeons in the US who have the most experience with this? ANS: 1. Call your local medical society. 2. do a pubmed search for this and see who has published the most. 3. Ask your local medical team. 4. Contact a University Hospital in your area for referral. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best heart surgeons for aorta valve replacement in pasadena texas?

What is the best heart surgeons for aorta valve replacement in pasadena texas?

Texas has many : There are several excellent academic and teaching hospitals in texas that are among the world's finest when it comes to aortic valve replacement. Baylor medical center in houston, texas heart institute in houston, university of texas in austin or san antonio, and several teaching hospitals in dallas area are outstanding. Those are just a few of the many excellent places in texas. ...Read more

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I need help finding a great heart specialist near. Savannah ga , that has a great expertise in the area of heart enlargement?

I need help finding a great heart specialist near. Savannah ga , that  has a great expertise in the area of heart enlargement?

Research: Consult acc.Org, and look for doctors in your area with facc designation, which implies board certification and experience. Check with large cardiology groups who ofter have a heart failure specialist. ...Read more

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Are the subjects of an interventional cardiologist hard in college and university? Thank you.

Are the subjects of an interventional cardiologist hard in college and university? Thank you.

Not really: Not sure why you would be studying interventional Cardiology at college. This comes way after. - Medicine in college would involve basics of cardiology ...Read more

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Could you give me a list of specialists in florida or cuba area who deals with children with hematuria?

Could you give me a list of specialists in florida or cuba area who deals with children with hematuria?

Hematuria doctors: You should call the hospital in the area that the child resides in an ask for a list of pediatric urologists who can find out the cause of the hematuria and start the child on a treatment plan to resolve it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Where can I get a list of medical tourism services to people who live in the u.S.?

Google: Google is a good source for initial contact, make sure the source you contact is affiliated with a us medical school. ...Read more

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How should I find the best orthopaedic surgeons (hip replacement) in a particular region?

How should I find the best orthopaedic surgeons (hip replacement) in a particular region?

Ask around: Depends on what you mean by best when you do pick one out go in for a "test drive" with the doc and see how you get along this will tell you a lot. ...Read more

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How many people die each year in the United States of a Pulmonary Embolism? I cannot find an answer.

How many people die each year in the United States of a Pulmonary Embolism? I cannot find an answer.

You can: find these types of statistics at cdc.gov(http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/data.html). Each year, 60,000-100,000 americans die of PE/DVT. ...Read more

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Where do you check to verify if cardiologistor vascular sergon has large or extensive experience in robotic cardiac surgery.?

Where do you check to verify if cardiologistor vascular sergon has  large or extensive  experience in robotic cardiac surgery.?

Robotic surgery: Ask the surgeon how many robotic cases he/she has done and how his robotic complication rates compare to his/her non-robotic complication rates. ...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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I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on herniated nucleus pulposus?

I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on herniated nucleus pulposus?

No evidence.: Various forms of alternative medicine have effects that are still being studied. That said, there is no evidence that such treatments would help with a ruptured disc. The good news is that simple things like rest, stretching and exercises, including physical therapy can relieve the symptoms in many cases, thus avoiding surgery. Surgery, however, can be very effective. ...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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Can you have an lvad put in instead of a valve replacement surgery?

Can you have an lvad put in instead of a valve replacement surgery?

Variable: Each are used for different diseases. It is preferable to repair a faulty heart valve if that is the sole problem with the heart function. ...Read more

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Aortic Valve (Definition)

The aortic valve is one of 4 valves in the heart, each of which separates 2 cardiac chambers. It opens when blood is actively ejected from the left ventricle into the aorta artery, to be carried to the rest of the body. It then closes firmly to prevent blood from flowing backwards, while it passively continues to flow forward to body's vital organs. When next heartbeat ...Read more


Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more