Heart catheterization mitral stenosis

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Avatar m tn Hi, mitral valve thickening if it causes stenosis then it becomes significant. For right ventricular systolic pressure RVSP, a normal value is less than 35 mmHg. A reading above 40 mmHg would be considered mild pulmonary hypertension. So, you can discuss these values with your doctor, based on your symptoms he may ask for further investigations. Right heart catheterization is the gold standard for measuring pulmonary pressures. Regards.
Avatar f tn s not painful at all, but one person on a forum in another heart site said it was very painful and the worst test they had ever had done. Now i'm scared to death about having it. I have severe aortic stenosis (according to a cardiac catheterization), and my doctor wants the TEE to make doubly sure it's as bad as the catheterization showed before he operates to put in a new valve. Thank you!
Avatar f tn t like to be fiddled with and created some interesting heart beats, but the heart regulated after the wire was removed. I'm a bit foggy regarding your symptoms... do they all appear when you lay down? If so, that would be a reason to suspect GERD (acid reflux). Best wishes.
Avatar n tn If the aortic stenosis does not improve, the surgeons can open up the valve through a cath. The good thing about babies, is that their heart is still growing, so maybe he will outgrow it. Is he being monitored closely with doctors? Does he have to have echocardiograms every few months?
Avatar n tn My wife has Mitral Stenosis and she is 34 years old and i wanted to know if it is safe for us to plan a child with this problem. She had a miscarriage 2 years back and we are just guessing may be this was the reason. As on today we are scared and not sure what to do. What if we plan for a family and miscarriage happens again. Is it safe to plan with Mitral Stenosis? if not then what should we do?
Avatar f tn Balloon valvuloplasty procedures for aortic stenosis are commonly performed by pediatric interventional catheterization specialists. At cardiac catheterization, they measure the amount of blockage (stenosis) across the valve at rest, and also determine how much leakage is present by taking an angiogram (picture using contrast material). It is only then that the doctor makes a final decision as to whether an intervention will be performed.
Avatar n tn Hello, I am 44 Male. I keep having skips when I do yard work. I was diagnosed for MVP maybe 8 years ago and have had problems here and there. My 1st Cardio Dr was a quack, he was always on his cell phone when he was in the room. Anyway I switched Dr's about a year ago and he made me do all the tests over again, Echo came back normal, stress test/treadmill with echo right after also came back normal.
Avatar n tn She also has mitral valve prolapse and mitral valve stenosis. Her mother has told her that she must abort the baby. She states that she has not been to a cardiologist in 3 years but called her pediatric cardiologist. (She is now 21 years old and has not seen him since she was 18).
637964 tn?1222910733 Myxomatous thickening of the mitral valve leaflets. No mitral valve prolaspe No mitral valve stenosis. Mild mitral regurgitation." What is Myxomatous thickening? and the Mild regurgitation? Also here is some more...... " Aortic Valve: Mild Sclerosis without stenosis, trace of aortic regurgitation. What does that mean?" Now I did this study because I am prone to blood clots and I have already had one in my lung.
Avatar f tn Well, I went over the list of forums and since I could not find a forum designated to valvular disorders of heart (mitral valve prolapsed, mitral stenosis, tricuspid valve prolapsed of stenosis etc), I think you can post the question on this forum. Take care!
Avatar n tn If you are having lots of shortness of breath I would recommend that you see a cardiologist who may ultimately end up getting a right heart catheterization to figure out what is going on with the valve and the pulmonary pressures.
Avatar f tn I am a 32 y/o female athlete who has been having heart palpitations (PVCs, PACs) and was seen for them. A precautionary stress echo and full resting echo (with bubble perfusion) were performed. The cardiologist indicated that the stress echo was normal. However, the resting echo came back with PFO/ASA, and mild mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. He assured me that they were benign, and cleared me to full activity and athletics.
Avatar f tn I've been diagnose with mitral valve stenosis about 5 years ago. I'm 33 and feeling fine but my latest echo shows that my mitral valve has gotten narrower. My doctor wants me to have balloon valvuplasty done. What are the risk of having this done. Once the balloon is in, how many years can one go w/o needing a mitral valve replace? Trying to find out if anyone out there ever had this procedure done or has done this procedure on a patient and what was the outcome.
17508117 tn?1457336716 I did double valve replacement in 2010, replacing mitral and aortic valves. I had pnumonia last year June 2015. This year I was diagnosed with aortic stenosis with a PG of 46mmHg. I then booked for angipography, TEE and MRI. The intially tests ECHO showed stenosis of both valves as it looked like the cardiac surgen used small valves since in 2010 I was still young.
Avatar f tn These ensure blood has a direction, and the heart can sufficiently pump blood around the body. The left side of the heart contains the Mitral and Aortic valve. Your report shows Mild Mitral valve leakage (not a concern at the moment, but requires regular interval monitoring). Your Aortic valve is suffering stenosis, (moderate) which is likely to raise concerns with a cardiac surgeon. The leaflets (doors) of the valve will be rigid and likely not open/close properly.
Avatar n tn m assuming that the MV E/A measurement is the area of the mitral valve. Now if I read the Cleveland Clinic site correctly, 1.0-1.5 is considered moderate stenosis. Less than 1.0 is considered severe. The word "stenosis" has never been used on any of the reports, but am I correct in thinking that I have mitral stenosis? I have my annual cardio appointment and echo next week so I'm just curious and will ask about it. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn Untreated hyperthyroidism (Graves disease) can cause heart damage due to the fast heart rate leading to heart failure. Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the valve opening and the gateway of blood pumped from the left ventricle into circulation. When narrow the left ventricle has increased pressure and there is chamber remodeling. The remodeling can effect the valve opening as a result the left ventricle dilates. I had a dilated left ventricle 7 years ago and congested heart failure.
Avatar n tn After identifying the defects a cardiac catheterization helps to study the arterial structure of the heart and to identify the blocks for further therapy. So, your doctor has asked for cardiac catheterization. Please follow up with him. Regards.
Avatar n tn I am an 82 year old male with aortic stenosis (the valve remains open),a mitral valve problem, and congestive heart failure who has had a triple bypass and several stents. Is an aortic valve replacement a viable option for me?