Mitral valve replacement how safe it is?

It depends. The risk of mitral valve replacement 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). See a doctor for details. Good luck!
See below. That is a relative question. First, a mitral valve replacement will usually require open heart surgery - that is a major surgery with many risks. However, what is reason for your mitral surgery? It depends what those risks if left untreated. In experienced and competent hands, the surgery can be pretty safe but it does have significant perioperative risks and long-term effects.

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What is the durability of a mitral valve replacement?

Depends. Depends on which prosthetic valve you request/receive, what your age is, the condition of your teeth and general health, and whether you're compliant with taking recommended medicines. One would hope for 10 years or more with a tissue valve and >25 years with a mechanical valve but there are no guarantees. Read more...
Depends: . Biologic: 10- 20 years and can be re-replaced if thickens or leaks. Mechanical long time but with full anticoagulation for most all! Read more...

How long of a procedure is a mitral valve replacement?

4 hours. The surgery might take approximately 4 hours. You would expect to spend, on average, 5 days in the hospital. Complete recovery takes approximately 2 months. If the repair is done in a minimally invasive fashion, the hospital stay might be 3-4 days and full recovery might take only one month. Read more...
It depends. Mitral valve surgery is a complex procedure. There are several technical aspects that may or may not need to be addressed. These can alter the time required for the surgery. That being said, typically between 3-4 hours. But it can be only 2 hrs or as long as 6 or more. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: mitral valve replacement?

See below. The mitral valve is a valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. When the heart squeezes to pump blood to the body, this valve prevents blood from backing up into the lungs. When this valve is malfunctioning, surgeons can either repair or replace the valve. The valve can be replaced with either a mechanical or a tissue valve. This is called mitral valve replacement or repair. Read more...

I had mitral valve replacement my diastolic BP is 40 is it an emergency?

BP. Alot depends on symptoms would see your cardiologist and let he/she do a thorough exam and go over your medications if you are on any. Read more...
Talk to you Dr. Really too little information. By itself a diastolic (lower number) pressure of 40 is not dangerous. Many times it's just an inaccurate reading. But even if real that alone is not concerning. But by the way your question is worded there maybe other things going on. If you are worried call your doctor. Read more...

Is bicuspid aortiic valve replacement like mitral valve replacement?

NO. Aortic valve replacement in a patient with a bicuspid aortic valve may require repair of an ascending aortic aneurysm if present. Although valves are sewn in place the same, the location is totally different with particular anatomic differences. The mitral closes in systole and the aortic valve in diastole. For the mitral need to actually open the heart. For the aortic its done thru the aorta. Read more...

Hi. I am 60 year old with a mitral valve replacement around one year back. I had struck valve four times. For past two days I have visible pulsations?

Valve relpacement. You need to follow with your cardiologist. You might need an echo to look for valve dysfunction. Visible pulsation on the chest at the apex of heart could be normal in a thin person. If you have any accompanying symptoms like shortness of breath, dizziness or chest pain, you need to see a cardiologist ASAP. Read more...