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Avatar m tn When the heart is enlarged and a lower than normal EF, the risk is the heart may not recover very well. With medication my heart has returned to normal size and pumping adequately. However, my new cardiologist believes it would be better to wait and watch, and if I have any symptoms (shortness of breath) then surgery would be recommended. Personally, I am not sure that is the correct approach.
Avatar f tn then repair or replace valve. I can't comment on any mental problems that presents an opposition for effective therapy, but it seems with medication anxiety can be reduced. What does the treating doctor suggest? A leaking valve does not always require intervention.
Avatar n tn These results look almost like mine. If our ages would also match, they would mean: "Go home, you are fine" - at least, that's what they told me. MR = Mitral valve regurgitation, TR = Tricuspid valve regurgitation, EF = Ejection fraction.
1652617 tn?1301857301 Either process burdens the heart and may lead to serious problems including heart failure. A mechanical heart valve is intended to replace a diseased heart valve with its prosthetic equivalent.
Avatar n tn Regurgitation is a term that refers to the incomplete closure of a heart valve and blood seeping backward through this incompletely closed valve, when it should move forward. The words that you describe, suggest that there is very, very early evidence of this regurgitation between two chamber on each side of the heart. That is significant that it needs to be followed to evaluate for progression. Borderline suggests that it is right around the top level that the laboratory considers normal.
Avatar m tn I am 50yrs old and recently had double valve replacement {Mitral & Aorta} and had triple By-Pass surgery all at the same time. I had radiation theropy in 1987 and its said that this caused most of the damage to the heart? has any one out there had radiation theropy for hodgkins lymphoma & had heart problems after treatment. Having problem swallowing meds also due to radiation.
Avatar m tn I recently ended up in Emergency room with breathing problems and heart beating strangely. I had teh following test performed and these are the results. What are these telling me? ECG Sinus rhythm with premature atrial complexes ST & T wave abnormality, consider anterolateral ischemia, abnormal ECG X-Ray of Chest Lungs are markedly hyperinflated. Emphysema.
Avatar f tn HE SAYS MY MITRAL VALVE DOSNT CLOSE. AND MY ELECTRICAL SYSTEM GOES THROGH MY HEART INSTEAD OF AROUND IT LIKE IT IS SUPPOSE TO. WILL HE EVER NEED TO FIX IT SURGICAL ? . IT INHERITED IT FROM MY MOM WHO IS NOW DECEASED. I ALSO GOT THE ANEMIA WHICH FOR NOW IS O.K. CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THIS HEART DEFECT? THANKS.
Avatar n tn There is a condition known as pump head which involves a decreas in memory after being on bypass pump for open heart. However there are other problems which could be the problem or contributing to the memory loss.
Avatar n tn 1. I wake up in the night with my heart pounding and feeling as if I can't breathe. The breathlessness is severeand generally accompanied by a dream that I am exerting myself, like running away from something or shouting to make myself heard. On waking I feel as if my heart is going to burst! Most unpleasant. 2. If I exert myself physically especially in hot weather I get a pounding headache, made worse if I stoop over. It takes hours to recover. 3.
Avatar n tn My husband had mitral valve replacement in 1988. They used a "carbon?" valve is what he calls it. I don't know if that is different than a mechanical valve or not, but here is the question. He has been on his coumadin regularly and has his protime checked approximately every 3 months as per his doctor's orders. The last few months he has been seem to be going down-hill, always tired, leg and feet pain, palpations, and his heart will stop and then pick up the beat really fast.
Avatar f tn I have recently been diagnosed with a bicuspid aortic valve, mild regurgitating mitral valve, and regurgitationg tricuspid valve. All this came about from and incident with elvated troponin levels a year ago Feb. First test was a heart cath. Findings no plaque, no blocked arteries. Second Test echo. Findings Bicuspid aortic valve EF 50% He put me on a Beta Blocker for the PVC's, Which I called the office to stop because my pvc's stopped and I gained alot of weight.
63984 tn?1385441539 , 210 pounds, considered about 15 pounds overweight by the trainers at the fitness center where I swim, do aerobics and lift weights, although I'm losing the ability to do all three, I just run out of wind. I'm used to stents, I don't fear them, but the Mitral valve problems are something I really fear. Is SOB, fast exhaustion, and need of excess sleep a symptom of a Mitral Valve problem?
Avatar n tn my sister is having congenital heart valve disease. Doctors said that it does not effect any thing, but u have to show certificate for any surgery. she got check up at her small age, Doctors given medication for 5-6 months. Now she is 26 years old. recently she got check up, but still the heart beat sound heard as murmur. my parents are fear about marriage, and any problems during pregnency. Is it having problem during pregnency. Breast size also not as per her age.
Avatar n tn I have a mild leaky heart valve my question is does it eventualy get worse?
Avatar m tn Can the newer minimally invasive surgery be done to replace both aortic and mitral valves at the same time, or does this require the traditional open heart. His aortic valve is approaching critical, and the mitral is moderate regurgitation. I'm not asking for a diagnosis, just curious as if it even a possibility to have te newer surgery.
Avatar n tn I would seriously complain to him/her and state you will change to a different Doctor if the enthusiasm doesn't change. An echo scan doesn't always pick up coronary artery problems in the heart, mine showed fantastic results yet it was known from an angiogram that they were in a real mess. I too suffered shortness of breath and fatigue, problems eating. If I was in your shoes, I would ask to be given a CT angio and/or a nuclear scan.
Avatar m tn Also, it was indicated that the mitral valve showed a slight thickening. I have never had any heart problems and do not have a heart murmer. What signifigance do these findings have ?
Avatar n tn During an echo test last week, my wife was informed that she had a leaking heart valve, she is having a stress test this week. My questions are: What causes this condition? How is it treated? What are the long term effects? She is 39 years old, with no family history of heart problems. She has been experiencing rapid heart rate, usually just after lying down. So far the doctor has not told us anything (vacation). Any information would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn Now at the end of my career and on the eve of my retirement from the service, a final physical exam has uncovered a very severe aortic valve disfunction and I am facing valve replacement surgery. I have had several TTE's, a TEE, and a heart catheter performed and I have been told that I have a severe regurgitation, and an enlarged left ventrical but no other problems. My arteries are, in the words of the cardiologist, "Pristine".
Avatar m tn hi, last year i had an echo for some sob and chest pain, i was told the echo was normal except fot some trace valve regurgitation in both the tricuspid and mitral valve. my pulmonary pressure was 16% and i was told the echo was normal. Its been a year and im still short of breath and have problems breathing normal, i have alot of trouble breathing and i get strong head pain around my ears. iam always dizzy and i also have feet pain.
Avatar n tn My father ( presently aged nearly 66 years) had heart by pass and valve replacement in sep 2006. The replaced valve was " # 23 carbomedics ". After the operation for about 1 year he was OK. But then problem started. In Oct 07, his blood started paassing out with toilet. This was due to too mucha thinning of blood. For treatment he was admitted in Hospital for a week.