What causes lung fluid retention after heart valve surgery?

It depends. The lungs can retain fluid because the pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs is high. This can be because of volume overload - too much fluid in the body, or because the heart needs higher pressures to fill. It can also be because the blood vessels of the lung are leakier due to inflammation after surgery.
Several. Natural after trauma or surgery to maintain fluid volume. Heart failure kidney issues valve issues heart lung machine and volume load.

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Water is spontaneously seeping from my 80yr old mother's leg. What could be the cause & is it dangerous? She had heart valve surgery 3 times.

Venous hypertension. A history of multiple valve surgeries and longstanding valvular hert disease implies a risk of pulmonary hypertension. The high right sided pressures cause backup into the venous system with excessive venous hypertension in the legs (dependent legs makes worse). Chronic venous hypertension can lead to the weeping you describe. Although other things cause edema, repeat valve surgery makes likely. Read more...
Dramatic edema. Congestive heart failure or venous stasis are potentials. Infection can become a issue with skin leakage and breakdown. Get attention. Read more...
Heart failure. This is a common sign of heart failure and is quite worrisome. She should see her doctor or go to the er. Read more...

After Heart Valve surgery few yrs ago see a small bright spec of light (very rarely)that moves across field of vision why would I need to see ENT?

Light flash s/p AVR. May have had mild ischemia to ophthalmic artery/eye during surgery or it could be that tie flash /floater just happened at the same time and is unrelated .Would go to an optometrist /ophthalmologist to look into your eyes at the vitreous gel for detachmen(no big deal)t, any retina issues ,ophthalmic flow can be assessed by doppler Have also seen asymptomatic sinusitis cause floaters . f/u/ w/ Read more...

Curious about heart valve surgery and recovery. What are the risks and how long is recovery?

Varies. It will vary, of course, depending on what's being done and the health of patient. Risks include: bleeding, infection, rhythms disorders, blood clots, pneumonia, stroke, and death. Recovery takes 4-7 days in the hospital and 1-3 months of recuperation at home. Read more...
It depends. The risk of valve surgery varies with a lot of things. Age, general condition, previous surgery, and medical problems have an impact. Also the overall function of the heart and other heart problems, as well as the acuity of the procedure (elective, urgent, emergent). Likewise, recovery varies with the operation and patient. See a doctor for details. Good luck! Read more...
Complicated. Risk is commonly calculated with a computer model but clinical experience and judgement is invaluable. Information used to predict risk include patients status(frailty and functional status), organ status(kidney, liver , lung) heart function, amount of vascular disease, reason for operation, etc. Risk commonly range from 2 to 5% but can be higher. Read more...

What are some good alternate options to heart valve surgery?

Not many. Depends on which valve, how bad, leaking or stenotic aha class other risks for anti coagulation currently some aortic valve disease is being attacked by trans vascular or trans apical replacement. If one needs valve operation there are excellent techniques and valves. And reasonable risks. Mitral repair can be done in some circumstances. Read more...
Sometimes. Medical management is always possible but may not be the wisest choice. The severity of the valve pathology, the valve involved, the status of the patient and the symptoms experienced are all important to a formal recommendation. There are several ways to do less invasive valve surgery that are becoming more common for select patients. Read more...

My friend got heart valve surgery and has been experiencing groin pain?

Eval. If the heart was accessed in any way through the groin, then it is possible to have soreness, but usually in heart valve surgery groin access is not needed. Read more...
Hmmm. Questions coming to mind are: was the groin operated upon or instrumented?; is there swelling of the are it the leg. Your friend should see his doctor. Read more...

What is the risk of death during a heart valve surgery?

This question cannot. be answered over the internet because it is a complex issue. It depends on the valve, the nature of the valvular abnormality, your general health the presence of other heart problems, the anesthesia used and the skills of the surgeon. Every surgeon will give you his experience and numbers specific for your case. Read more...