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Avatar n tn My mother was recently told that she had three (3) leaky valves. Two(2) "important ones", one(1)"not so important". This was the extent of what she knows about her condition. She has a history of heart disease and has had a double by-pass years ago, and has lived with a lot of angina attacks, which have gotten worse in recent months. Do the valves effect these attacks? What if anything can be done?
Avatar f tn The coronary arteries are not the vessels which actually feed the heart with blood to be pumped through the valves and through the body. Your heart would not receive any more blood into the chambers with the artery being opened up. Your heart may simply be working more efficiently and pumping more blood with each cycle. More likely the valves had problems before but wasn't discovered or the condition was very mild then. Are the valves leaking mild/moderate or severe?
447939 tn?1235061943 Most of the time it is heart disease, clogged arteries, or possibly erratic beating of the heart which causes it. Sleep apnea also is a new major factor of heart problems, so watch out for that.
1652617 tn?1301853701 tricuspid,pulmonic,mitral and aortic valve. Their main purpose is to maintain unimpeded forward flow through the heart and from the heart into the major blood vessels connected to the heart, the pulmonary artery and the aorta. As a result of a number of disease processes, both acquired and congenital, any one of the four heart valves may malfunction and result in either stenosis (impeded forward flow) and/or backward flow (regurgitation).
Avatar n tn s doctors thought that she only had two valves to replace and after the angiogram it showed three valves and three main arteries clogged. She only had days to live without surgery. Stop smoking, stop drinking and eat a healthy diet with very little salt. Reduce your fat and if you can stop eating red meat. Reduce your stress if possible. We have 12 people in our family with heart disease. We have been through this over and over.
Avatar n tn Usually, doctors ordered an EKG test for heart rthymn, then an echocardiogram to check the heart valves and listen to them, then off to the stress test on the trendmill and another echocardiogram to see what it shows during exercise. If these tests look abnormal, the doctor will order an angiogram. The angiogram is the best procedure and provides the most knowledge for blocked arteries. If needed, they can also measure the pressures in the valves during the angiogram.
Avatar m tn From the internet: "The evidence isn't clear yet, experts say, but it's intriguing. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have coronary artery disease (also called heart disease). And one study found that the presence of common problems in the mouth, including gum disease (gingivitis), cavities, and missing teeth, were as good at predicting heart disease as cholesterol levels.
Avatar n tn Radiation can also damage the valves in the heart, especially the two valves on the left side of the heart (mitral and aortic). If a valve is damaged, it can lead to either being "leaky" so that blood flows backwards into the chamber it came from or it can be stiff and not open very well, slowing the flow of blood. This can lead to congestive heart failure and other problems with the heart. A third problem that radiation can cause is premature coronary artery disease.
519122 tn?1211900014 s where they put the gel on your chest and run the hand held gizmo over your heart area to see the valves and chambers of your heart. They can make sure the heart size and valves are in good condition. I've had a heart murmur all my life (I'm old at 55), 2 of my three kids have heart murmurs but they're fine. Some heart murmurs are nothing more than a little bit of noise that's made when the heart pumps. It doesn't always indicate a problem.
Avatar f tn My baby is 3 months old...i hav a low milk supply.I started taking some herbs goat's rue, nursing tincture.i don't take fenugreek since it creats clogged milk ducts.since my baby drinks very slow , i choose toexclusively pump.here is my schedule. 8.30am -12.00am-3.30pm-7.00pm-10.30pm-4.00am.each time i pump i get only 2-3 oz.rarely 4 oz.i am giving extra formula to my baby to make up.
Avatar m tn t help any of the current heart condtions. Sometimes, as one ages there is some calicification of the heart valves that cause some leakage, and really not considered medically significant unless the leakage is moderate to severe, then there may be some shortness of breath, chest pains, etc. Thanks for sharing and if you have any further questions you are welcome to respond. Take care.
Avatar n tn Posted By TPowell on January 13, 1999 at 13:48:41: My husband (age 25) came home from work complaining of chest pain. I finally convinced him to go to the doctor. Our doctor ran an EKG and stated that two of his valves in his heart were "swollen or enlarged". He didn't seem too concerned about this and also said that the chest pains he was having was due to a inflammed muscle.
Avatar n tn If you would like to make an appointment at the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center, please call 1-800-CCF-CARE or inquire online by using the Heart Center website at www.ccf.org/heartcenter. The Heart Center website contains a directory of the cardiology staff that can be used to select the physician best suited to address your cardiac problem.
274964 tn?1189770881 we just recieved news that my 9 year old duaghter has all of her heart valves leaking.we dont have an appointment with the heart dr. till next week,at this point a week is like forever for me.im so very scared. do you have any insite on what i can expect?
Avatar n tn There seems to be a variety of opinions in the literature about the significance of mild regurgitation of heart valves. A recent echo shows that I have mild regurgitation of tricuspid and mitral valves (not noted on previous echos). LV function good. I am also pacemaker-dependent following successful AV node ablation for sick sinus syndrome and have had a left pneumonectomy. Recent symptoms of increased breathlessness on exercise and some central chest discomfort.
Avatar n tn What is the expected longevity of the different types of prosthetic heart valves? What are the factors to be considered when choosing a valve? How much patient input is appropriate in making the determination as to which valve to use?
Avatar f tn Dear dsweat, You are right about the fact that there are four heart valves inside your heart. The statement that there are only 3 heart valves inside your heart is actually erroneous. It is possible that he was referring to the number of cusps on your aortic valve. Everyone is born with three cusps but occasionally there may be fusion of two of the cusps leading to only 2 cusps. This is a congenital anomaly and needs to be followed by a cardiologist with regular echocardiogram.
7465131 tn?1391023265 He has recently learned he has a heart murmur and further testing revealed he only has 2 heart valves. I have never heard of this before. Generally he feels fine, he works out and runs & does not have a problem with shortness of breath. This came as a real shock! What do you advise? Should he get a second opinion?
7465131 tn?1391023265 He has recently learned he has a heart murmur and further testing revealed he only has 2 heart valves. I have never heard of this before. Generally he feels fine, he works out and runs & does not have a problem with shortness of breath. This came as a real shock! What do you advise? Should he get a second opinion?