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Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
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Which medicine is used for a leaking heart valve?

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
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Which medicine is used for a leaking heart valve?

There isn't just one: Sometimes none. Other times diuretics, ace inhibitors or beta blockers ....Really depends on situation. ...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 is the first choice in managing congestive heart failure (chf): a venodilator, an arteriolar dilator, or a balanced vasodilator?

What is the first choice in managing congestive heart failure (chf): a venodilator, an arteriolar dilator, or a balanced vasodilator?

Arteriolar dilator: Best data on acei as first line therapy, which is a predominant arteriolar vasodilator, though has some venous effects as well. Second line agents such as Isordil (isosorbide dinitrate) added to hydral also of proven benefit in aa population, with balanced vasodilator effect. ...Read more

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Which medical equipment is used for a heart transplant?

Heart Transplant: Your question is not clear. Please reframe. Wide variety of medical equipment is used during transplant surgery. It is difficult to explain here in the limited context. ...Read more

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Is creatine safe to take for a 16-year-old with a aortic bicuspid valve leak?

Is creatine safe to take for a 16-year-old with a aortic bicuspid valve leak?

No: It can harm kidneys especially when dehydrated and i'm sure you get that way sweating working out! be careful! ...Read more

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Will a tricuspid valve repair for severe tr cause more problems if the right ventricle of the heart is weak and there is some CHF (40% ef) or help?

Will a tricuspid valve repair for severe tr cause more problems if the right ventricle of the heart is weak and there is some CHF (40% ef) or help?

Tricuspid repair: Whether to repair a tricuspid valve is a complicated problem dependent on the details of the patient's physiology. It is possible for some people to do fine with major tricuspid regurgitation and others benefit by repair. You should discuss this problem with the cardiologist who understands the patient's situation. The data here isn't sufficient to advise. ...Read more

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Is taking msm a bad choice for one that has mitral heart valve problems problems?

Is  taking  msm  a  bad  choice for  one  that  has  mitral  heart valve  problems problems?

Probably: Msm is a sulfur compound sold to people as a supplement. It is not an fda-regulated prescription drug, so it's effects, it's quality, it's consistency, it's benefits, and it's dangers are not well studied and may be unknown. Msm is not proven to help people, and people are not proven to be missing msm. This all means that msm needs more research before it can be considered not "a bad choice". ...Read more

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What is the standard treatment for someone with pfo, tricuspid valve leaking severely, congestive heart failure with high blood pressure & is nursing?

What is the standard treatment for someone with  pfo, tricuspid valve leaking severely, congestive heart failure with high blood pressure & is nursing?

Closure: Patients with severe tricuspid regurgitation may develop cyanosis and dyspnea because of the direction of tricuspid regurgitation across the pfo. Device closure may be clinically beneficial. ...Read more

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What's the standard treatment for a class 2 patient with systolic heart failure?

What's the standard treatment for a class 2 patient with systolic heart failure?

Check out this : Informative link. Take care and happy holidays! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/heart-failure/ds00061. ...Read more

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What is a heart ultrasound used for?

What is a heart ultrasound used for?

Or Echocardiogram: Is a noninvasive way to evaluate overall heart size and function as well as valve function. ...Read more

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Tof corrected 20 years back, now pulmonary valve to be replaced with bovine valve. Is there any other option. Which is the best valve option.

Tof corrected 20 years back, now pulmonary valve to be replaced with bovine valve. Is there any other option.  Which is the best valve option.

Talk to your doctor: This is the role your doctor should be taking- talk to you about the pros and cons on different options. If you don't trust his judgment, then you need to get a second opinion. For example, if you were a muslim, then a pork valve would not be an option for you regardless how good it may be. ...Read more

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A 13 year old child has bradycardia. There is no obviousshunt. What is the best treatment for a coronary fistula collateral flow in main pulmonary artery, above thepulmonary valve?

A 13 year old child has bradycardia. There is no obviousshunt. What is the best treatment for a coronary fistula collateral flow in main pulmonary artery, above thepulmonary valve?

None: Most coronary fistulas to the mpa are tiny, and if there there is no obvious shunt it will likely not require rx or cause any problems such as bradycardia. Check with your cardiologist for f/u. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a heart murmur? Surgery?

What is the treatment for a heart murmur? Surgery?

Murmur: Heart murmur is just noise. If the noise is caused by a significant heart blood flow problem, that is what you need to know. Ask your doc what is going on. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a aortic valve fragment to enter the bloodstream and settle in a hand? My father suffered from a staph infection (mssa) which became so out of control that he needed an emergency aortic and mitral valve replacement as well as a maze pro

Is it possible for a aortic valve fragment to enter the bloodstream and settle in a hand? My father suffered from a staph infection (mssa) which became so out of control that he needed an emergency aortic and mitral valve replacement as well as a maze pro

That : That is a lot for someone to go through and it is remarkable that he survived such a severe infection! there are a number of things that can happen, the least likely of which is a piece of valve ending up in the hand. With severe endocarditis (infection in the heart), clots and clumps of bacteria can be thrown from the heart into the major vessels. From there the vessels get smaller and smaller and pieces can lodge in any of these. Some of them will dissolve and others can create scars or secondary infections. Depending on the valve used, it may be more or less fragile. Metal valves are unlikely to have particles break off, but i suppose it would be possible for a pig or cow valve to have a fragment. However, this is still very unlikely and it is more likely that a clump of bacteria, called a vegetation, escaped from the heart. Also, is the nodule even related to the endocarditis? There are any number of small nodules that occur in the hand. If this is causing symptoms, such as pain or numbness, or is increasing in size, it may need to be removed. It is best to have it looked at by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a sticky heart valve called?

What is a sticky heart valve called?

Heart valve: We don't use the terminology 'sticky heart valve'. You may mean a stenotic valve. ...Read more

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Having an oxegyn therapy for pulmonary HTN means that surgery will not be required? If the cause is valves regurgitation, what is useful medications?

Having an oxegyn therapy for pulmonary HTN  means that surgery will not be required? If the cause is valves regurgitation, what is useful medications?

If MR surgery is 1st: If PH is secondary to a mitral regurgitation, to correct the valve is the procedure of choice. Either repair or replace, because this is the cause of the problem (PH). Oxygen is indicated when the O2 sat is below 88% or the PO2 (on arterial blood) is below 58. The need of oxygen is indipendent of the treatment neede it is to sustain the oxygen at the adequate klevel to avoid mayor risks ...Read more

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Which is easier to treat and has a better prognosis, diastolic or systolic heart failure?

Which is easier to treat and has a better prognosis, diastolic or systolic heart failure?

Prognosis the same: Systolic failure is when the heart squeeze is too weak. Diastolic failure is when the heart is thickened and stiff. Another way to look at it is systolic failure is a problem of the heart emptying out and diastolic failure is a filling problem. Treatment for both is blood pressure and heart rate control. Also controlling fluid intake. Prognosis for both is dependent on the severity. ...Read more