Heart valves close

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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?
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 m tn But the reason they close is because blood push towards the valves. For them to close, some blood must necessarily flow back. Otherwise the valves would not close. So this is a completely normal phenomenon which happens in everyone.
1529507 tn?1295490335 The valves are responsible for distributing blood into the heart, out of the heart and into our body. The heart is the main pump of the body. The valves basically open and close in a specific pattern one at a time. The way that they open and close is that if you take your two index fingers and put them together like a church steeple and open and close the two fingers that is how the valves operate.
1401138 tn?1280788265 There are four valves that have distinct sounds as blood flows into the heart, through, and out into circulation. There can be calification on one or more valves, mitral valve prolapse (leaflet doesn't properly close the valve orifice), and/or a hole in the heart that has an abnormal flow between chambers (shunting). It wouldn't be unusual to have one or more valves calicified...mitral valve prolapse and a hole between chambers and any combination of the causes.
447939 tn?1235061943 hi i know an echo doesnt show the valves but would the heart be structually fine if you had blocked valves? also if you was having a heart attack at the time the medics did your vitals would the blood pressure be high, low or normal?
Avatar m tn ve just never heard of any way that an abnormal heart rhythm can prevent heart valves from closing properly. Now, someone with regurgitant heart valves can certainly have a heart rhythm issue in addition to the valve problem. That happens all the time. But as to an abnormal heart rhythm actually being the CAUSE of valve regurgitation, you'll have to explain that one to us, and maybe we can all learn something.
Avatar n tn Posted by R.P. on April 20, 1999 at 22:59:15 I'm in a online cardilogy discussion group and this issue arose and I thought that perhaps you could enlighten us. I have heard that when the heart is in a "high-output" mode (140+ beats per minute), the semi-lunar valves no longer close completely and thus the familiar "lub-dup" cycle becomes a just a "lup" cycle.
Avatar m tn When the heart valves are bad, breathing becomes more difficult. The heart valves can get worse quite fast, therefore you should be keeping a close eye on yours. I would say minimum every 3 months. It's time for you to go back to your specialist.
Avatar n tn s valves. This scarring can narrow the valve and make it harder for the valve to open properly or to close completely. In turn, your heart has to work harder to pump blood to the rest of your body. This valve damage can lead to a condition called rheumatic heart disease, which, in time, can lead to congestive heart failure....the heart weakens due to overwork caused by a diminished supply of blood pumped into circulation as some blood backflows into the left atrium.
Avatar f tn Heart surgeons have told me that many times when they do heart surgery, they find cancer and they have to close the person up and cannot do surgery. Was it a repair of the Mitral valve or a replacement? What is your EF? I have spoke to several older people (80's), who said that their valves got better on their own and there was no reason as to why they did. The cancer will have to be cured first. Valve surgery is a major surgery.
Avatar m tn Heart murmurs can be innocent sounds (clinically insignificant) heard by stethoscope and the sound is caused by increased flow or turbulance across anatomically normal valves. The valves are a one-way passage of blood from the upper chamber to the lower chamber, and there distinct sounds during the pumping phase and resting phase and the intensity of sound is relevant. systolic, diastolic or continuous.
Avatar f tn - No pathological leaks on valves (they all leak a little, because they close when blood pushes back) - No hypertrophy (thicker walls), atrial or ventricular - No dilation (thinner walls due to enlarged heart), atrial or ventricular - Normal contractility (ejects between 50 and 75% of it's blood volume in each beat) - No scars or non-functioning areas due to heart attacks.
Avatar n tn The doppler is a program associated with an echo that color codes the blood flow through the heart and valves. My echo showed red for normal flow through the valves and green for back flow (leakage, regurgitation).
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?