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Which Heart Valves Are Anchored By Chordae Tendinae To The Heart Muscle
The mitral &: Tricuspid.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
APS affects balance, "brain fog" twitching muscles. Cardio dr said has affected my heart valves as well. Is this uncommon? Any recommendations?
Yes: 37y fem. W. autonomic parasympathetic system disorder w. "twitching muscles, dis-coordination & brain-fog". Women w. Fibromyalgia, FM, experience same symptoms. Cardiologist says "heart valve" problem. Mitral valve prolapse /FM via inherited Hypermobility Syndrome. Echocardiogram easily defines MVP. FM cured w. aquatherapy, wt. Loss, cannabis for depression mood & sleep, biofeedback, mindfullness. ...Read more
Does not enlarge: Your heart valves don't enlarge. They can get thickened or calcified. They can get infected or destroyed by infection. The structures that support the heart valves can get stretched or rupture, but the valves themselves don't get enlarged. Heart chamber can get enlarged. ...Read more
Tissue valves: The size of pig and cow valves approximates the size of human valves. They are chemically treated to decrease the likelihood of tissue rejection. The porcine valves are more commonly used than the bovine. ...Read more
Tissue valves: We use beef, pig and human aortic valves as replacements in humans. Those three most closely simulate the size of the human valves. ...Read more
Doubtful: If your father survived into adulthood and procreated, I suspect he has 4 heart valves. ...Read more
Numerous: An infection of the heart valves, known as endocarditis, is a very serious disorder. Symptoms usually stem from infection in the blood stream and include fever, chills, possible low blood pressure or even shock, heart failure, shortness of breath, and may include severe damage to the infected valve causing severe leakage of the valve, requiring emergency valve replacement surgery. ...Read more
Unfortunately yes: As MSA progresses, every muscle in the body eventually gets affected by the degeneration of the autonomic nerves & other derangements which cannot be compensated for anymore by the "voluntary" nervous system. I have a patient who is likely going through his last stages & it is a relentless disease process for which he now refuses any & all interventions to help him with breathing or swallowing. ...Read more
Valve damage: If you develop an endocarditis then certainly yes. Even if you develop a bacterial infection in your blood then yes. ...Read more
I have not: Seen any study showing any attempts of using stem cells to growth heart valves. ...Read more
Depends: Which valve? What age? Define elderly. To repair a heart valve, obviously, need cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegic arrest. Sometimes the tricuspid valve can be repaired without cardioplegic arrest. To replace a heart valve, cpb/cardioplegic arrest normally used. In selected high morbidity/mortality candidates over 80y/o, transapical or transiliac or transfemoral aortic stent valves option. ...Read more
Risk x clots: Artificial valves statistically are more prone to cause clots. Red blood cells crash against their hard surfaces triggering the cascade for clotting. This does not occur with bio prosthetic valves made of animals like pigs, or cadaver duramadre (meningeal layer). ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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