Heart valves kidneys

Common Questions and Answers about Heart valves kidneys

heart

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 A Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) is performed to find reflux of urine into the kidneys as well as to diagnose posterior urethral valves. Ultrasound of the kidneys can determine whether the enlargement is due to fluid or solid masses. Nuclear scanning can assess the function of the kidneys.So that, if surgery is necessary the kidney which is performing the most function is spared. I gave you a long list of possibilities.
Avatar f tn the doctor in our hospital told him he was using only 20% of his heart and had 2 leaking valves. they transfered him to a larger hospital that was more equipped with dealing in cardiac areas, when he got there the did another ekg and said the he had lost more of his heart and he was functioning lower than 20% and his kidneys were failing.
Avatar f tn My doctor has sent me for echos, halter monitors, EGD which only showed a mild leak in one of my heart valves which is classified as trivial only. As time has passed my symptoms have progressed to the point where standing and walking cause severe shortness of breath that is almost constant now, palpitations and results in passing out. Exposure to heat such as hot showers also cause the numbing and shortness of breath, twice it caused me to pass out while in the shower.
Avatar m tn EF being as low as 10 means that his heart is not pumping enough. Which two valves are leaking? Sorry, but it does not look good. Heart valve surgery is a huge surgery and he would most likely not survive it. If his heart is not pumping out enough blood to his body, he will go into cardiac shock and all of his organs will shutdown and he will retain water and could put 30 pounds in a day or two.
Avatar n tn I cannot figure out how they did not know that her heart valves were bad. They could have done open heart surgery, bypass and fixed the valves in one operation. Was she short of breath before this all happened? When heart valves are bad, a person becomes short of breath. Climbing stairs is hard, energy level drops, easily tired. Chest pains are usually caused by plugged arteries. It does happened when the artery tears during a stent placement. Sometimes the artery is weak.
Avatar n tn My mum is 75years old and has been living off 2 quarter size kidneys for about 30years now (only lasted this long because has been very disciplined all her life). About 3 years ago now, mum was diagnoised with angina (the leaking valves). For about 6months now mum has not been herself, always tired, not interested in eating and very very cold all the time, a blood test revealed one of mums quarter kidneys is not working now and the other is trying to work overtime.
Avatar n tn His condition got so bad he was put in the hospital about 3 months ago. Severe swelling in ankles unable to eat. Kidneys not working well. He needed 3 valves replaced. No money for surgery. Since he was in the military, grant finally came through to pay for surgery. As is often the case in the Phils, help didn't come in time. 2 days before surgery to replace valves he had a cardiac arrest. It took doctors 10 minutes to bring him back to life. On ventilator for 3 days.
Avatar f tn His both kidney failed around 09/2008 and continued to perform dialysis 3 time / week. He got massive heart attack 1 ½ month ago in evening sleeping time around 10 pm. So, he has congested heart failure condition. On 1 Mar 2010, he got short of breath and admitted to emergency hospital. Doctor found that his aorta valve is not working 70 % and mitral valve has very bad condition so blood is leaking in both valves. He never smoked and is lecto vegetarian.
503418 tn?1231098736 Strep tonsillitis can cause secondary damage to the heart valves (rheumatic fever) and kidneys (glomerulonephritis).
Avatar n tn The heart pumps 1/3 of your blood through your kidneys to remove excess fluid. If your arteries to your kidneys are clear and your heart is pumping a sufficient amount of blood through them; you should not have edema. My CC doc put me on a salt restricted diet and it really has helped. I also take 80 mg of Lasix/day. You should elevate your feet above your head 15 minutes or so a few times per day, to allow the blood that pools in your ankles and feet to drain back to your heart.
Avatar n tn Since the kidneys and the heart get the most blood, they are most likely to be come damaged. Bacteria set up infections on the heart valves causing murmurs and eventually congestive heart failure. ie reason for pets with poor teeth often getting heart problems. The kidneys are just big filters. They filter out the waste. Bacteria get trapped in the filters that are the kidneys and the body reacts to them setting up tiny infections that get healed by scar tissue.
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?