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Can exercise be harmful if you have aorta valve stenosis?

Can exercise be harmful if you have aorta valve stenosis?

Yes: Depending on the severity of the valve stenosis. IF severe, then no exercise because your body will need more blood to circulate and as there is a stenosis (narrowing), your heart will not be able to pump blood out, and then you could pass out and/or have an arrhythmic effect, or have cheat pain. ...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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Why is there a large valve at the start of the aorta where it joins with the left ventricle?

Why is there a large valve at the start of the aorta where it joins with the left ventricle?

Aortic valve: If there isn't a valve to keep the blood from sloshing back into the left ventricle when the left ventricle relaxes, the systemic blood flow will be compromised and the left ventricle will be volume overloaded. This is what happens with severe major aortic valve insufficiency. ...Read more

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I have an artifical aorta due to surgery in 2005and I've been taking liquid zeolite for high lead expose. Can the zeolite damage the artificial valve?

I have an artifical aorta due to surgery in 2005and I've been taking liquid zeolite for high lead expose. Can the zeolite damage the artificial valve?

Probably not but...: I know of no evidence that zeolie can damage artificial valves. Based on my understanding of its size ; how it works I believe this would be very unlikely. However, like many supplements, there has been very little research on the safety ; effectiveness of liquid zeolite. I've seen it lower levels of heavy metals in many patients ; consider it safe but no one knows for sure! Http://bit. Ly/1azbo7s. ...Read more

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When measuring ascending aorta size (4.5 to 5.0cm above valve)by echo which measurement is more accurate:outer wall to outer wall or inner wall to iner?

When measuring ascending aorta size (4.5 to 5.0cm above valve)by echo which measurement is more accurate:outer wall to outer wall or inner wall to iner?

The accuracy of the: Measurement is not appreciably affected by using the inner vs the outer wall. The accuracy will be the same. The question is which measure is a better predictor of root diameter with regard to clinical outcome. The answer is actually to measure from the leading edge to the leading edge of the root above the valve. In other words, the outer edge of the first seen root to the inner edge of the last ...Read more

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Due to acute dissection of arota dad died during the dvr (arotic and mitral valve replacement). The 2d echo shows arota artery is normal. Advise?

Due to acute dissection of arota dad died during the dvr (arotic and mitral valve replacement). The 2d echo shows arota artery is normal. Advise?

See below: I am sorry to hear about your father. I am assuming the dissection occurred during surgery.Aortic dissection is terrible complication. There isn't a single reason it happens. Some dissections happen from an inherited weakness in the aorta. But it can occur because of long term damage from high blood pressure and athersclerotic disease. A normal aorta is a good sign. Keep seeing seeing dr for followup. ...Read more

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Can having aorta valve stenosis cause a lot of gas is there a connection?

Can having aorta valve stenosis cause a lot of gas is there a connection?

No: There is no connection. But having a lot of gas is something that you should look into with your doctor. It could be related to the food that you eat- either because you cannot digest it properly (like beans, certain vegetables, dairy, etc.) or because you have a food sensitivity (like gluten/wheat or dairy). You can try eliminating some of these foods to see if your symptoms improve. ...Read more

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Is it possible that aorta valve calcification be treated with medication rathan surgery?

Is it possible that aorta valve calcification be treated with medication rathan surgery?

Calcification: Aortic valve calcification does not require any treatment at all. Aortic valve stenosis (blockage) only requires treatment when it becomes critical and causes symptoms. There's no medication that will stop calcification. Only surgery when necessary. ...Read more

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Ian in a clinical study for the sapien S3 aorta valve are you familiar with this valve is it better than open heart?

Ian in a clinical study for the sapien S3 aorta valve are you familiar with this valve is it better than open heart?

Time will tell: The clinical study you are participating in should give us more information on the efficacy of the Sapien valve vs open heart. "Better" has a lot to do with long term outcomes (like the number of complications such as infection or valve tearing free and how patients compare in terms of overall quality of life) between the 2 treatments. For now, "better" depends on your surgeon's experience. ...Read more

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Is mod to sever aorta stenosis with peak/mean pressure gradient of 57.06mmhg/37.30mmh requiring aorta valve replacement stat?

Is mod to sever aorta stenosis with peak/mean pressure gradient of 57.06mmhg/37.30mmh requiring aorta valve replacement stat?

It could be: It depends upon whether symptoms are present. If the aortic stenosis is causing chest pain, congestive heart failure, shortness of breath or blackouts then this is usually regarded as a reason for prompt treatment. If there are no symptoms then watchful waiting is sometimes appropriate. BTW some patients in this age group qualify to have the valve implanted through a catheter via the groin. ...Read more

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I got surgery from heart outside of the country. My aorta, its root and valve have been changed. I have no insurance in the u.S, any recommend?

I got surgery from heart outside of the country. My aorta, its root and valve have been changed. I have no insurance in the u.S, any recommend?

Help possible: First off, not sure how soon you need to see a doc. If you are in acute distress, you have no choice but either calling 911 or taking yourself to the nearest er. If not in acute state, there may be community health centers that have programs that would allow you to see specialists for free or at a reduced rate. At least, that's the option available here in spokane, wa. Inquire local chcs. ...Read more

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21 wk fetus diognosed with hypoplasi of aort, possible coa. Aorta valve 3.72mm- pulm:4.9mm. Will he live a healthy life? Possible expected lifespan, is he going to have hard and short life? Abortion?

21 wk fetus diognosed with hypoplasi of aort, possible coa. Aorta valve 3.72mm- pulm:4.9mm. Will he live a healthy life? Possible expected lifespan, is he going to have hard and short life? Abortion?

No: Very complex problem to be discussed in detail with your doctor & pediatric surgeons. There is no simple approach with many avenues for you to choose. ...Read more

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Been active my whole life, eat a healthy diet. Just found that I have a tricuspid valve, 42 mm asc aorta &trace regur in 4 vlvs. Low bld pres/no prob

Been active my whole life, eat a healthy diet. Just found that I have a tricuspid valve, 42 mm asc aorta &trace regur in 4 vlvs. Low bld pres/no prob

No worries: The heart is like the eyes- it's rare to have a perfect one. If you do an echo on most of us, you'd find evidence of trace regurgitation in some or all of the valves.

As long as the heart is working well and it's trace regurgitation it's no problem. The aorta diamater sounds normal but depends how they measured it.

The doctor that ordered the test should be contacting you with the results too. ...Read more

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My grandson is 7 and was diagnosed with bicuspid aorta valve at age 4. He is most active and doing great and is examined annually. What are the chances he will live a normal life with no heart problems and no need for valve surgery?

My grandson is 7 and was diagnosed with bicuspid aorta valve at age 4. He is most active and doing great and is examined annually. What are the chances he will live a normal life with no heart problems and no need for valve surgery?

Needs follow-up: Bicuspid aortic valves are prone to deterioration over time. This usually does not occur until later in adult life. It can also be associated with dilation of the aorta which requires medical attention.
He will need to be aware of this and keep his doctors informed of his condition. ...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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What risks are associated with smoking after an aorta and valve heart operation?

Bad news: Recurrent disease
pulmonary complications copd
peripheral complications
coronary disease
lung cancer. ...Read more

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Aorta valve replacment patent peeing every two hours for a month now. Also had hip surgery 1 week after.

Aorta valve replacment patent peeing every two hours for a month now. Also had hip surgery 1 week after.

Rule out UTI: Tell your Dr about urinary frequency, which is common with urinary tract infections, especially if U were catheterized during your hospitalization. Routine urinalysis will detect. RU taking diuretic medications following surgery, these make U urinate more frequently. ...Read more

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6 month son has heart checkup next month, operated for coarctation aorta at 1 week. Has bicispid valve and open pfo. What's hould I be asking?

6 month son has heart checkup next month, operated for coarctation aorta at 1 week. Has bicispid valve and open pfo. What's hould I be asking?

Depends: There are many things you could be asking. The most important is if there is any residual aortic obstruction and any aortic valve stenosis. Bicuspid aortic valves are common and can have no consequences, or they can become narrowed (rarely in infancy, but when older if at all). Pfo's are also common and do not require any treatment unless there are specific, rare issues, as an adult. ...Read more

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What are the risks of smoking after an aorta valve heart operation?

What are the risks of smoking after an aorta valve heart operation?

Same as before, BAD: The risks of smoking remain the same as before the aortic valve heart operation. Heart attack, stroke, poor circulation, chronic lung disease, osteoporosis and a variety of cancers are related to cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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My husband had a aorta heart valve put in n it's on warfarin but now he started taking Viagra (sildenafil), it's this ok?

My husband had a aorta heart valve put in n it's on warfarin but now he started taking Viagra (sildenafil), it's this ok?

Heart valve: That is a question for his prescribing doctor. It should be okay as long as he is not on a nitrate. Do voice any concerns you have with his doctor. ...Read more

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Is tvar aorta valve replacement as effective as open heart surgery?

Depends: This is a relatively new way of repairing an aortic valve. While more and more data is coming out in regards to less invasive techniques this is still mostly reserved for those who aren't candidates for open heart surgery and have symptomatic aortic valve stenosis. It does help people but it doesn't replace open heart techniques for those who can undergo surgery. ...Read more

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If you have heart disease with aorta valve replacement and have moobs should I take flax hull lignan?

If you have heart disease with aorta valve replacement and have moobs should I take flax hull lignan?

Heart Disease & Diet: 81 year old gentleman with aortic valve replacement, hypertension &osteoporosis. Follow a heart healthy low salt and low fat diet/ American Heart Association guidelines. Flax hulls are rich in antioxidants but have not been proven to have efficacy in any disease state. More importantly, focus on eating healthy vegetables, lean meats and dairy. Flax hulls ok. Good luck.
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I have 25% heart function, an aorta valve that is not working properly and clogged arteries. Is it safe to take a stress test?

Ask your heart doc: This is a question for your cardiologist. If your cardiologist says it's safe for you, and you don't believe him or her, get a different cardiologist who you do trust. There are different types of stress tests, each with its own indications and situations in which it is not generally considered safe. For example, worsening chest pain, heart block, and severe Asthma are possible concerns. ...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