But I have open heart surgery already and I need to have a baby, they replace the mechanical valve with a mitral valve, and so I need to know if I can?
See a doctor. Pregnancy after heart surgery is possible, but can be risky depending on the operation and the patient. Bioprosthetic valves and valve repairs do not preclude the possibility of pregnancy. Mechanical valves are especially risky because of the risk of clotting and the risks to the baby related to the blood thinning medications. Consultation with a physician is important.
Could lung function be slightly lower and compromised than normal population 18 months after Cardiac Open Heart Surgery for Mitral Valve Repair?
Lung function. What you suggest is possible. Read more...
I had open heart surgery four years ago for mitral valve. Recently my hands and feet turn very red. And now I cannot keep my right hand warm it.
A Fib? You need to have the pulses checked and segmental BP study of your right upper extremity done as well as repeat tee or echo to try to rule out clot burden in left atrium, asap. If you lost your palpable pulses on your right upper extremity, imaging studies with the appropiate intervention is advised. Go see your cardiologist. Read more...