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Avatar m tn //www.medhelp.org/posts/Heart-Disease/Myxomatous-Changes/show/252592 "Myxomatous changes of the mitral valve means that the valve leaflets contain extra connective tissue. This extra tissue causes the leaflets to abnormally extend into the top chamber(left atrium) of the heart. These findings can lead to worsening of regurgitation across the valve.
Avatar n tn We all have 4 valves, but sometimes an indiviudal may have 2 leaflets instead of 3 leaflets with the aortic vavle. The aortic valve is a one-way valve between the heart and the aorta, the main artery from the heart that distributes oxygen-rich blood to the body. Normally, the aortic valve has three small flaps or leaflets that open widely and close securely to regulate blood flow, allowing blood to flow from the heart to the aorta and preventing blood from flowing backwards into the heart.
784629 tn?1236495877 I did not say it can be diagnosed, but I said it can show up. I was diagnosed via Echo, the most reliable source there is for MVP. I was not born with any heart problems, I just suddenly developed symptoms and my GP wanted an Echo done, so I did and the end of December, I found out I had it. And now, things are showing up on my EKG as a result of MVP. Maybe MVP won't show up, but the complications will. I doubt there are other underlying causes.
Avatar f tn I was wondering if anyone knew the disease/syndrome of a problem i had recently heard about. I had heard about a heart valve disinegrating but it being to wrong valve? i was wondering if anyone knew what it was could and/or how this happens?
Avatar f tn Does having a 45% ejection fraction on the stress test means one has a heart disease? Other symptoms includes chest pain, SOB when climbing upstairs, nearly syncopal event every time SOB and tachycardia happens. Stress test showed severely tachycardic, nearly syncopal episode on exertion and 45% ejection fraction. Ecg showed Borderline left atrial abnormality and the echo, according to the readiologist, showed increased in bulk. (Which was neglected on the final report).
Avatar f tn Good systole function indicates the heart has good contractility inspite of the enlarged heart...but left untreated the heart will lose its contractility (pumping power) and cause heart failure. The problems with your father's mitral valve are due to the leaflets not closing properly to cover the valve opening when the heart pumps. Torn chordae will not have proper control of the leaflet. Chordae is stringlike or a chord, if you will, that attaches leaflets to the heart wall.
Avatar m tn Hi, I am 37 years old.I had a history of Rheumatic Heart Disease at the age of 12. and was following the penicillin Injections [Penidure] till the age of 20. After that it was discontinued on my own. Two weeks back, i have had a severe chest pain while traveling.
Avatar m tn my heart (aortic root diammeter ) is shortend by 3mm from the normale range(22-36mm) so what is its side effect , how it is corrected and so on.
Avatar f tn SO in very basic terms, if the ring was put in place when your heart was out of shape, due to self modification to compensate for a leaking mitral valve, and surgery was performed to align the leaflets, there is a big chance that as the heart has modified itself back towards a normal shape, that the valve has been affected again, squashed or pulled out of shape. This is not as uncommon as you think and is why valves should be repaired before they reach the severe stage of leaking.
Avatar m tn Mitral chordae are strings of muscle that attach to the valve leaflets and heart wall and acts as a hinge to open and close the leaflets. If the leaflets do not tightly close the valve opening there would be backflow of blood from the left ventricle back into the left atrium. Trace of mitral valve regurgitation indicates no problem with the leaflets properly closing so there doesn't appear to be any serious problem at the present time according to the post.
787406 tn?1339203183 To come on suddenly would be medical emergency, and the cause could be the rupture of the papillary heart muscle (area that attaches chords to valve leaflets) or the chords could break away from the leaflets, etc. Sometimes perhaps the left ventricle can quickly enlarge and that would skew the opening (orifice), but there would be other signs and symptoms associated.
Avatar m tn I have severe sleep apnea and hypersomnia. I also have mild mitral regurgitation along with a mild case of heart ischemia, I believe. The report showed no signs of prolapse. A pulmonologist wanted me to try nuvigil for the hypersomnia. I read that nuvigil should be avoided by people with mitral valve prolapse. My first question is, "Would this go the same for people with mild mitral regurgitation"?
Avatar n tn My 17 year old son was going into delayed entry program with marines and they found a heart murmur. Took him to doctor, ordered an ECG, came back abnormal, Sent to have an Echo done. Red flags sent up and was told to stop all isometric exercises. Pediatric cardiologist was not available so they sent him to adult cardiologist. He sent us to have a CT scan done. Upon that he sent us to a geneticist. The geneticist ruled out any connective tissue disorder.
Avatar f tn I had an echo and have seen the results but no report was sent, so Im waiting on that in my echo results it says Trileaflet aortic valve with mild focal thickening of leaflets, no stenosis and no regurgitation. Has anyone had this? Im only 33 and have done some research and I think the thickening is called sclerosis, most of the info I have seen said this is common in patients over 65, and that it can lead to stenosis is about 6-10 years which as me worried. Has anyone had this ?
Avatar f tn Does anyone know if heart valve disease progresses regarding also reguritation and calcification?
739242 tn?1234217827 For instance an abnormal structure could be an enlarged opening, or the leaflets may have a hole or the leaflets are fused together and does not stop leakage, or the cordnae (attaches to the leaflets and the heart wall, acts like a hinge) is elongated doesn't properly close to prevent back flow the blood. etc. A left atrium mildly enlarged is not normal, but the dimension is an estimate and may be within the margin of error for normal size.
5799582 tn?1374501603 After an echo cardiogram and TEE it was determined that I was born with a defect in one of my valve leaflets. My heart during the time of the above examinations showed little signs of stress. My symptoms prior to the above exams a were periodic palpitations (which started at the age of 20) and slightly elevated BP 145/90 w/ 25ml Hydro. (elevated BP and hydrochlorothiazide use started in my 40s).
Avatar f tn //www.medhelp.org/posts/Heart-Disease/is-repair-feasible-on-most-mvp-problems/show/1169805 Here's a portion of it.... Although most patients with mitral valve prolapse require no treatment or treatment with oral medications, in very rare cases, surgery (mitral valve replacement or repair) may be required. Rare patients with mitral valve prolapse may suffer strokes because of increased blood clotting.
Avatar f tn No visible cornary heart disease. The patient does have diastolic dysfunction.
Avatar n tn refers to an aortic regurgitation and that means the aorta valve (one-way pass of blood from the lower left chamber) that passes blood into circulation has some back flow of blood into the lower chamber due to the leaflets of valve do not tightly close. Hope this helps.
2093158 tn?1333046183 The Cardiologist told me the reality of my condition and that 70% of patients with a bicuspid valve need to get a valve replacement. However, she also mentioned that since I am young, active, healthy, a non smoker, and taking care of it now that I could fall into the 30% category. If this is true, what sort of measures should I be aiming for to prevent surgery? Should I have a very strict diet and exercise regime?