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Abnormal BP, difficulty breathing, afibrillation. Allergic reaction to heart valves?

Have you heard of allergic reactions to metal heart valves? My brother has had a valve replaced and is on a pacemaker and ventillator. He s also a dialysis patient. All his numbers are good, but they can t get his blood pressure to normal levels, he can t breathe deeply on his own and his heart goes into afibrillation without the pacemaker.
Asked On : Fri, 17 Aug 2012
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Dear patient,

Thanks for your health concerns. I haven't seen myself any cases of valve rejection due to metal allergy, and I haven't read any case reports of it; it is unlikely that the symptoms he is having are arising from such a process. Dialysis patients have the most difficult to control blood pressures most of the time.

Truly yours,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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