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Life span of someone who has a mechanical heart valve

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HI. My 33 year old has had a human heart valve and now a mechanical valve. He had clasps put in his ... that he only has about 15 years to live. I told him I would ask a cardiologist what a life expectency ...

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can we do to prolong the life span. ...What does having a heart failure means? Having an ef of 16 to 22 % and angiplasty 2 years ago. 56 ...

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I have a friend who up until yesterday was told that her unborn child had a perfect heart that sounds fine. Then yesterday, she was told that her unborn child has an enlarged heart and that the arms ...

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My husband s heart doctor recommendrd that he have a 3 year old cow mitral valve removed and a mechanical valve put in. On Sept 1st of this year,they did surgery under his right arm. A LARE incision ...

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My wife is 33 years old. She has had a murmur her whole life. A couple of years ago she had a fainting spell(only one) and she said her heart felt funny. We took her to doc and cardiologist. They sad ...

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or angiogram,wheather i get good information about heart.Is there any better medicine to shape up my life ...,Kottor,NAGERCOIL-629002,Kanyakumari district. Mob:0000.E-mail: YYYY@YYYY / YYYY@YYYY . The following is My Heart Problem à ...

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I had an Aortic Valve replacement with a mechanical st jude valve. I started smoking majuirana ... smoking will it shorten my life span? and by how much? I am a 27 tr old male. thank you ...

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my wife had rhymetic heart problem, doctors told her valves are thickned and asked us to do check up in every 2 years They also told it is very common in women. Now we have tested our elder son who ...

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i had aortic valve replacement around two years ago as a result of having a bicuspid aortic valve.I opted to go for a mechanical valve due to my age.i was 34 when i had the replacement done ...

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How common is depression after open heart surgery. I had OHS Jan. 3rd I m only 39 years old and had to go with the tissue valve instead of mechanical, due to other health issues. This means I will have ...

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replaced my aortic heart valve with a st Jude mechanical heart valve. My INR levels have been in the therapeutic range. Will this shortens life expectancy? Thank you. Regards. John n. ...

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What questions should we ask when my mom goes to talk the surgeon about getting a heart valve ... gives some background. Okay 4 years ago my mom went to the cardiologist to find out why she has a heart ...

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Hello, I am a heart patient who underwent open-heart surgery in 2005. I had a bicuspid aortic valve removed and also a large aortic aneurysm. I now have a mechanical aortic valve that has me on Coumadin ...

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I am 16. I was just fitted with a mechanical heart valve. What is my life expectancy going to be? I am 16. I was just fitted with a mechanical heart valve. What is my life expectancy going to be? ...

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doctor1 MD

Hi, How serious a leaky heart valve is depends on how much it interferes with normal blood flow through the heart and which among 4 valves involved. So it can be minor or serious. Your doctor may decide a surgery for its correction, if it is severe. They also put some medications. Their is no need to panic and trust your doctor and follow their advice. Its better to stop smoking if u r smoker.

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Heart murmur is a sound produced by the heart when there is some problem with the heart, like an abnormal hole in the heart or when the valves of the heart become rigid or narrow.

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Heart pain occurs when either blood supply to heart is not adequate. This condition is called angina. It can also heart if heart has to pump blood above its capacity like in valve problem or High BP. Pericardial effusion when fluid get accumulated in heart covering can also causes pain.