Valvular heart disease

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im 13 and have valvular heart disease and im getting a ross proseudure soon so can anyone explain it better ?

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hi im francis monton 34 years old im pregnant 5 and half months im experiencing hardtime in breathing i took the 2d echo test for heart anf found out the test of valvular heart disease,anterior mitral valve leaflet prolapse with assocciated mild mitral regurgitation, my cardiovascular told me that its not risky and dangerous but im so scared coz im experiencing hard time in breathing and also my ob find out i have urinary track infections and albumin trace in my urine which of the three caused how i felt right now tnx

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Hello madam,I understand your concern.The breathing problem may be due to your heart condition.It may be also due to anaemia.So just check with your Obgy which is the cause forit.Urine infection is common in pregnancy.U need to take good amount of fluids and if needed antiboitics too.Albumin...

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My wife XXXXXXX 68 , has long been diagnosed (for 25 years) with Mitral Stenosis (in addition to having Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hypothyroidism), but our cardialogist has assured us that this is mild and that we dont need to worry about it. However the recent 2D echo and ECG (reports attached) are said to show disturbing signs that require prompt attention. Can you look at these reports and tell me what's wrong?

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Brief Answer:
The reports are not attached

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Mild mitral stenosis patient would survive without severe problems like a person who does not have heart disease. However in your wife case the other heart problems like Hypertension, coronary artery disease would cause more...

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Just had a chest xray and it said...."Findings:Single view of the chest demonstrates mildly hyperaerated with perihilar interstitial prominence lungs without focal consolidation or effusion." "Impression: Hyperaerated lungs with perihilar interstitial prominence without focal infiltrate". What does that mean?

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Brief Answer:
No obvious resp. abnormality seen

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Hi,
Thanks for your query,
I have seen the x-ray. I don't think its abnormal except for relative straightening of left heart border. Had you any valvular heart disease, especially mitral stenosis. There is no obvious lung...

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how serious are pulmonary embolisms? I found out a week ago, quite by accident during a CT scan, that I had them. I am now on Coumadin, and today my levels reached 2.7. How long will I have to stay on Coumadin, I feel much better than I had been feeling, but the Coumadin seems to make me tired, less energetic.

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Brief Answer:
Pulmonary embolism is very serious and life threatening condition.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Health Care Magic.

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is very serious and life threatening condition. And treatment is must for PE is must. I wouldn't stop anticoagulation...

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I have been having periods where I cant walk half a block and I start to get tightness in my throat and I get dizzy. My ankles and feet are swollen. I had one episode when I took the trash out. with no warning I started to get dizzy. as I came in the door I fell to the floor. I couldn't get my breath and was sweating profusely even though it was only 60 degrees.

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Immediate evaluation by specialist in valvular heart disease recommended...

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Hi,

I have gone through your medical history carefully and understood your concerns.

You are reporting to have bifurcated aortic valve. I need to know if you have performed cardiac...

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Is ischemic heart disease and atrial fibrillation related? If so, how??? Thank you, I appreciate your professional opinion.

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Brief Answer:
Strongly correlated

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking!
Atrial fibrillation (AF) has strong associations with other cardiovascular diseases, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease (CAD), Ischemic Heart Disease IHD,valvular heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and...

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Hello, I am a nursing student and my patient is a 94 year old female with Venous stasis, hypertension, valvular heart disease, severe aortic insufficiency, mod-severe MR, severe peripheral vascular disease, SIADH with chronic hyponatremia, thoracic aortic aneurysm, stress incontinence, and a history of left superficial femoral PTCA. Her RBC's are low and I can't pinpoint as to exactly why because she doesn't have anemia. Please help

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Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

The only cause of low RBC count in the absence of anemia is volume overload. RBC count done on a diluted blood will obviously show low RBC count/cumm of blood. Other cause can be age-related marrow hypoplasia.

I suggest that you get her Peripheral Blood smear...

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Is mitral valve prolapse considered ":heart disease"?

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Hi XXXXXXX,
Yes, this is a valvular heart disease. It's severity varies from patient to patient & so does the symptoms & prognosis.
Hope you have been seen by a cardiologist to evaluate your heart function & to find out any treatment you may need.
Having mitral valve prolapse is no...

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My husband a 71 yr old retired MD has had fevers of unknown origin X 3, over the past 7 weeks. The 1st 2 episodes were while we were on a Balkan cruise 7 weeks ago. The ship MD gave him some IV fluids ( his fever was 104.5 & he had rigors) Levoquin, steroids and I believe Tylenol. The next day he was ready to go sightsee but 48 hours later his symptoms returned. The ship MD gave him Z-pak then. We are from California and he loves to garden. ? Lymes?
So...my husband said we need to go home so we came home and he consulted with an ID Specialist but because he was on so many drugs, they advised him to wait to run tests & he was feeling somewhat better, but still had night sweats.
I forgot to mention that 14 days before we left home to fly to Scandinavia, he developed a golf ball sized abscess above his thyroid and another in his let axillae. Cx revealed heavy growth of MRSA so he was treated with Bactrim
6 days ago we were in the ER and he had blood cxs done because his fever was 103 and he had chills. I believe they are negative because they have not reported the results to us. He saw a pulmonologist to look at the CT scan of his lungs and he feels XXXXXXX did have some infection/inflammation due to some small nodules. He also had an echo to see if he could have endocarditis. If that report is negative...I think we should see an ID specialist...right???

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Brief Answer:
Disseminated MRSA infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.

Basically he has Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection which caused cervical abscess above thyroid gland and abscess in left axillae giving rise to high...

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complicated circumstance. 52 year old quadriplegic. already has MVP with regurgitation, has to have cardiac clearance for non-cardiac surgery; stress test came back small inferolateral and lateral wall reversible defect noted, not fixed defect noted, normal LV function, the probability of flow limiting coronary artery disease is intermediate. (LV ejection 59 at rest, 56 with Lexiscan. Now what??

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In the 2012 diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse mild and now we done 2d Eco it s showing severe but I am very normal also do daily walk for 45 mins +15 mins exercise without any exertions,what precautions I should take further without damaging more and also let me know is it possible for me to back to normal or mild without any surgery.

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My son is 5 months old. His Echo report is : Moderate pulmonary valve stenosis noticed. PPG : 50 mmHg. Pulmonary valve thickened and domed. pulmonary valve annulus 8.5 mm. mindly dilated RA & RV. Mild TR noticed with PPG 17 mmHg. Mild PR noticed. Mild RVH. Intact IAS and IVS. No PDA or coarctation seen. No intracardiac mass or vegetation seen. All other valves and tracts are normal. No pericardial effusion is seen. Good bi ventricular function. He advise me to BVP. my Question, is he totally cure after BVP? or any complication arise in his future life?

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hi doc. i have question.my problem is aortic stenosis.
i have not any clinical symptom i mean i havnt pain in my chest/fatigue/dizziness and so on. but my doctor told me some advise as you khnow.i wanted to khnow can i have take vitamin?
can i use mineral suplement or not.i mean vitamin tablet.
and my last exotic question is i have alopecia and can we use minoxidile.thank doc

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What does a stress echo help diagnose? What about cardiac MRI? I have both scheduled but I am not really sure what my doctor is looking to find. My main symptoms are shortness of breath and fast heart rate

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Dear Dr, Require your opinion on prognosis, probability of future complications, probable Diagnosis for below disease/ reports 61 yrs/ Female Pulmonary Function test done - FVC - 45%, SVC -75%, Restrictive , Dynamic Air trapping, ECG- Sinus , T...

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