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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 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 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.
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?
17508117 tn?1457336716 The MRI and TEE showed that the valves are okay, however, there is a lesion between the heart and lungs that is giving me severe chest pains that are not related to exertion. The assumption of the doctor is that the leion could be from the cut that was created during surgery six years back in 2010. My question is, What is a heart leasion and what leading to the wound not to heal from six years back and what is the possible way as moving forward?
Avatar f tn Hi dar317, I am not a doctor, but if your kidneys are not functioning properly I believe it can have an effect on your heart. Have you ever had an echocardiogram? It's an ultrasound of the heart and the results will include information on the heart's size, chambers, valves, wall motion and function. Has your doctor discussed any further testing to find out what's going on? Do you notice any shortness of breath, dizziness, swelling, fatigue (more than usual)?
Avatar n tn The other possibility which can’t be ruled out is damage to the valves of the heart which can occur secondary to the rheumatic fever, caused by bacteria.
Avatar n tn Endocarditis is an inflammation or infection of the endocardium, which is the inner lining of the heart muscle and, most commonly, the heart valves. It is usually caused by bacterial infection, but can be caused by fungus. Your son may need surgery only if there is heart failure, fungal infection, heart failure, an abscess around a valve in your heart.
Avatar m tn The question is now that he has had all this fluid buildup and having 30 lbs removed (an extreme amount and very hard on the kidneys) how are his kidneys functioning? The kidneys can make the valves worse, and the heart can make the kidneys worse. If the surgeons were to be aggressive and do the surgery, he may end up with Cardic shock were all the organs shutdown including the lungs. The surgeons need to make sure that all organs are functioning perfectly besides the heart.
Avatar f tn t think it could hurt to insist on an echocardiogram. It is a noninvasive approach to assessing the heart chambers, valves, and pumping efficiency. Does the doctor give any explanation to the swelling? Given your history and the possibility of a worsening regurgitation, an echo would seem a good place to start.
Avatar f tn Prolapse of any heart valve is a reason for concern. ECGs are not really diagnostic for valve prolapse. Murmurs might be heard with S3 and S4 clicks. A doppler echocardiogram would be diagnostic. Has your Dr. started you on any drugs to prevent the formation of clots? Are you of a lanky build? Do your fingers bend backwards more than most people? To have three valves that prolapse is pretty rare unless you might have one of the many connective tissue diseases like Marfan syndrome.
Avatar f tn Recently, my cardiologist told me that the results of my ECHO showed weakening in the front part of my heart and there were two valves leaking. I am scared stupid to have a cardiac cath due to my iodine allergy. I am told I will be given benadryl for a few days prior. I don't trust this.
Avatar f tn Any heart problems make you high risk. I was born with 12 holes in my heart and a heart murmur and even though all but one hole closed im still at risk.
Avatar f tn they are not really helping.. my heart liver and kidneys are fine......any advice would be helpful....
Avatar m tn Theheart valves are damaged by the cancer, and it may cause the valves to malfunction. In severe cases, the heart valves may need to be replaced. Unfortunately, this is often a sign of very advanced cancer and carries a poor prognosis. Another rare type of cancer known as carcinoid tumor at times produces hormones that can damage heart valves.
Avatar n tn I am a 27 year old female, in very good physical condition and was just told by my PCP that I have 2 heart valves that are "slightly" leaky. The cardiologist called these leaks "not impressive". This conclusion was reached after I had an echocardiogram. The reason I initially saw my PCP was for what felt like palpatations in my chest and slight chest discomfort. He heard a murmur so I was sent for the echo.
Avatar f tn in 2010 i had a echocardigram done it showed 3 leaking valves main one my aorta ..had one done in may it was only a 5 minute silent one showed only 2 valves leaking the aorta was not even on the results...can a valve stop leaking on its own?my new dr is doing another echo next month,,,but i also had 2 abnormal stress test in may too i was throwing pvc's.
Avatar n tn How serious is mild leaking heart valves? (2) I was told it was nothing to worry about.
Avatar f tn How concerned should I be about the valves (had an echo 3 years ago and no valve problem at that time) and how do I overcome the pain in the chest, neck and palpatations without always thinking there is an upcoming heart problem. Heart cath revealed "non critical heart condition", Holter monitor OK, tachycardia but normal rythmn, some premature beats...
Avatar f tn I have 2 leaky valves and am not sure which ones. When I exercise my heart rate jumps all the way to the upper 190's. I am waiting on the results of my holter monitor, and on the results of my echo. What would thee advice be on exercise until I have a complete diagnosis as well as the severity of the leaky valves.
Avatar n tn There are actually four valves in the heart, and the two I mentioned are the ones that in the vast majority of cases need repair. Mitral valve issues are frequently the result of a birth defect, though both valve issues can be a result of wear and tear or a poorly managed diet. So long as the most severely damaged valves could be worked on, you have nothing to worry about. Stay positive and keep on your dad's case about his diet and exercise.
Avatar n tn First one was at 24 hours old they created a vesticostomy (hole in his tummy that leads to his bladder) he used that to urinate for the first 5 months until he was bigger to be able to trim the valves. At 5 mos they trimmed the valves and reversed the vesticostomy, at 1 year they trimmed the valves again and then at 1 yr. 6 mos he had his kidney removed and created another vesticostomy with the ureter until he is potty trained. when he was born his creatinine level was 5.
Avatar m tn No, if all valves in a heart have trace/mild regurgitation then it's fine. So, the aortic valve is not leaking, they feel sure about that much. So this leaves the pulmonary valve. This is obviously where blood exits the heart to travel through the lungs to receive new oxygen (right side of the heart). I would establish exactly what physiologic degree of pulmonic regurgitation means because I have no idea?
Avatar m tn If the arteries are blocked, it could show up on the stress test and echocardiogram afterwards to check the heart valves. Do you have any family history of heart disease? Know your cholesterol levels, so get some blood work done to check your LDL, HDL, and triglycerides. Know your blood pressure. If you have any blocked arteries, normally the blood pressure would go up. Take care and try not to worry.
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?