Pulmonary valve

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Dear sir, it is my pleasure to take advice from you,i am 63 years old and i have been attacked by brain stroke 3 times and heart is enlarging day by day AND report shown mitral valve: MR flow seen, Aortic : AR flow seen, pulmonary valve: normal and tricuspid also seen normal. AS (Mild), AR(Gr 3) and MR(gr-1) this the current situation, please give me advice whether should go for operation or not. Thanks

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hello,i have gone through your query.Thanks for using HCM.your MR(gr 1)is mild and will not need replacement.But your AR which is grade three may need replacement in future.Decision of replacing aortic valve with moderate severe regurgitation on symptoms and exactl degree of enlargement of your...

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Yes my daughter-in-law had an pulmonary valve (human ) put in. She is on an experimental drug because of the human vlave. I would like to know if it is dangerous to drink alcohol with the prescribed medicine. I don't know the name of the drug. Could you tell me what it might be? It seems every time she introduces alcohol into her small body she turns into someone else. Can there be an altering of their personalities due to the mix of chemicals in her blood stream.

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Hi,

You mention that she is on an experimental drug which perhaps means that she is participating in a clinical trial of a new drug. It is not possible for me to guess what it may be. But patients participating in clinical trials are always given clear-cut written instructions about what should...

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Should I still ride Rollercoasters? When I was about 2 years old, I had open heart surgery having to do with my pulmonary valve. I have been to Six Flags and have gotten on every single ride they have there. Could it be possible that my heart has changed and can no longer take it?

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See a Cardiologist to help answer this question. Your heart certainly does change from when one is 2 years old. Depending on the specific congenital heart abnormality, some people need multiple surgeries during childhood or into young adulthood, to account for the natural growing process that...

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Hi, I have been suffering from sharp chest pains, directly above the heart, for 4 days now. I am also experiencing shortness of breath. The pain initially started in my lower abdomen. The pain is not made worse/brought on by applying pressure anywhere on the left side of my chest. I went to a clinic, where I had a work-up of a chest X-ray, blood work, and an EKG. I was called in and told to go directly to the emergency room, as they were suspicious of a possible clot or an aortic dissection. The hospital performed the same tests mentioned previously, as well as a D-Dimer test and a lung scan. They did not look into my heart or aorta besides the EKG. I continue to have these pains, and am concerned about my CXR. The doctor had mentioned a few things that worried me... that my AP window (?) was not very pronounced, and that my pulmonary valve seemed enlarged. They sent me home and told me to wait and see, mentioning that it was probably chest wall pain (even though the pain is not worsened or brought on by pressure). My blood work and EKG were normal (though the first doctor I saw said that only a CT scan could rule out the aorta issue, hence my worry). I have a copy of my chest X-Ray I can show you. Thank you,

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Brief Answer:
Aortic dissection is rare, d-dimer is normal

Detailed Answer:
Hi there XXXXXXX My name is Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj. Thanks for coming to HealthCareMagic. I can understand your fear, dissections are some of the most terrifying diagnoses to encounter. But I think in your case, we can...

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My doughter aged 4 years with weight 17 kg. has ASD heart defect, here ecocardiogram Interpretation is - Fossa ovalis ASD(16x17cm), left to right shunt. Adequate rims. Mild TR. TR max PG=38mmHg. Mildly doming pulmonary valve. RVOT max PG=28 mmHg. Dilated RA and RV. RVIDd=2.6 cm, Normal ventricular function. Normal arch. Doctor advice for ASD device closure but we worried about it don`t know result or any side effect after device fixing so kindly advice if this ASD size can be recover naturally with age growth or its compulsory to go for ASD closer device. I`m writing this email with a hope to get complete advice.

doctor1 MD

you have a valid reason to worry about but ASD Device Closure is not so risky or complicated procedure.there are no long-term complications because of device.
for ur concern if closure is needed at all..as you have mentioned Rt heart dilation in your echocardiography report this indicates need of...

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I become breathless walking up one flight of stairs. I cannot lie on my back at all or become breathless. I have a VSD from birth but the Heart doctors said it it not it that is causing my breathleness and tiredness as it is small. Pulmonary function test showed an obstruction in my lungs but the lung speacialist does think I have asthma or COPD as I never smoked and I am only 33. Some echos have shown narrowed of pulmonary valve but then the heart specialist have said it was not that but the flow of the left to right shunt through the hole. Please help. I am been passed from pillar to post and through all sorts of tests.

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my experiee suggest that if you have problwm since birth stop all animal proteins like milk and diary
egg chicken fish mutton honey calcium vitamins diet suppliments as they are animal proteins and intrefere with human proteins causing problems to continue
stop all and you will have symptomps...

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I would to know if this condition I have on my echocardiogram will necessarily progress, or is there a chance it will not.

I had an echo done September 15/15 and results were as follows

Mitral Valve - Mild regurgitation
Pulmonary valve - trace regurgitation
Tricuspid valve. - Mild regurgitation Aorta - no regurgigation All else was normal with my heart. The same test in 2013 was done and the results were the same, except it had trivial for the mitral & pulmonary valve with mild tricuspid regurgigation. Aorta was normal, and all else with the heart was normal. My family doctor had originally ordered as he could hear a systolic murmur at the time.




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Brief Answer:
They may not progress -

Detailed Answer:
Hi friend
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Trivial / Trace / Mild – are normal variations detected by sensitive machines / seen in most people,
There is usually no cause for concern – if there is no underlying problem (Like Coronary Artery...

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76 yrs. old, severe copd , lung cancer in 1999 and had surgery, no chemo or radiation. Recently diagnosed with Afib and I get out of breath easily. I take pradaxa and verapamil for the afib. I had a cold in Jan. with a cough and since then I am terribly out of breath. I have just been told I have a leaking pulmonary valve. Because of my lung surgery and copd I don t think I am a candidate for sugery. But is there any medicine that can help? The back of my neck has been hurting for a few days. Might that have anything to do with this? Thank you for any guidance you can give. I should add that I had a cardiac catheterization and received positive report.

doctor1 MD

Thanks for the query. Atrial fib is a serious disease, i suggest you go to the ER and get yourself an ecg done if u have palpitation and chest pain with breathlessness. I dont think the back pain is related. Get yourself antibiotics for the cold and cough. Wish u good health

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My son was born with heart problems and now is having pain in his right arm and numbness. Tonight it turned purple. He's undergone 3 open heart surgerys. He had the right valve replaced each time. He has no pulmonary valve. So he only has 1 working lung.is this new condition due to his heart problems?

doctor1 MD

Dear parent,

This is quite concerning as it could represent a clot in that extremity, which patients with congenital heart disease are more prone to; he should get immediate evaluation likely with an ultrasound and other tests as determined by his pediatric cardiologist.


Hope that helps, wish you...

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hi my 14 year old son had an echo done and evrything came back normal except it says he has mild pulmonic regurgitation . what exactly does this mean and will it go away. he passed out in class the other day and we are going for 5 hour glucose test but could he have passed out from the heart thing . when the other findings on the echo came back normal

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Some general population have such small leaks. Mild pulmonary regurgitation means a valve in the heart is leaking.
There are four valves in the heart, one of them is pulmonary valve-which is between right side of the heart and the blood vessel which supply the lungs.
If it is a mild leak, do...

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Recent questions on  Pulmonary valve

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My one year old son has been diagnosed with 1.6 mm patent foramen ovale . He has no other issues like vsd or pda. His pulmonary valve gradient is 24mm hg. The doctor says this should come down when the hole closes and said in a years time it...

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My mom is in the hospital with a UTI, the MD who saw her today after listening to her heart, said it sounded like she may have a "leaky" heart valve, she is 91.

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Congenital heart disease . In Nov 2015, at age 36 undergone Pericardial patch closure of large ostium secondum ASD. Dec 2016 Echo report shows Gradient across pulmonary valve 26/11. Trivial PR. Mild PAH (RVSP- 43mmHg). Kindly opine on prognosis,...

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My doughter aged 4 years with weight 17 kg. has ASD heart defect, here ecocardiogram Interpretation is - Fossa ovalis ASD(16x17cm), left to right shunt. Adequate rims. Mild TR. TR max PG=38mmHg. Mildly doming pulmonary valve. RVOT max PG=28 mmHg. Dilated RA and RV. RVIDd=2.6 cm, Normal ventricular function. Normal arch.

Doctor advice for ASD device closure but we worried about it don`t know result or any side effect after device fixing so kindly advice if this ASD size can be recover naturally with age growth or its compulsory to go for ASD closer device.
I`m writing this email with a hope to get complete advice.

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My mom at 56 years (4ft 12 inch, normal bp, no sugar, no cholestrol issues), obese around 65 Kg has been recently diagnosed via an echo cardiogram to have an 15mm ASD. I also noticed that the report mentions the following (mild tricuspid regurgitation & mild pulmonary hyper tension)

Are these side effects of ASD? or was the ASD caused by these? Also, her echo cardiogram taken an year ago didn't show the ASD problem.

2 -D AND DOP P L ER F INDINGS
Rh y t hm : S i n u s Rh Y t hm
Mitial valve, tricuspid valve, aortic valve and pulmonic valve normal'
Trivial mitral and mild tricuspid valve regurgitation.
Lefr ventricle: Normal systolic function, no RWMA, Diastolic dysfunction
Left atrium is normal. Right ventricle and right atrium is dilated.
I A S :Os t i um s e c o n d um A SD me a s u r i n g 1 5mm wi t h L -R s h u n t .
Intact inter ventricular sePtum.
No LV/LA masses, vegetations or thrombus.
Main pulmonary artery and aorta normal.
No pericardial thickening and/or effusion.
ECHO DI AGNOS I S
CONGENI T A L HE ART DI S E A S E
Ostium secondum ASD measuring 15mm with L-R shunt
Mild pulmonary arterial hypertension
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Normal biventricular systolic function
LV diastolic dysfunction

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Should I still ride Rollercoasters?
When I was about 2 years old, I had open heart surgery having to do with my pulmonary valve. I have been to Six Flags and have gotten on every single ride they have there. Could it be possible that my heart has changed and can no longer take it?

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My son has DORV and is facing pulmonary valve replacement, possibly the Melody Trancatheter method. He s a star on his middle school basketball team with a true passion for basketball. What are we facing as far as him trying to play basketball post surgery. I realize it depends on the type of valve and medicine he may have to take. But what might be expect?

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