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Mitral valve vegatation

By Anonymous July 6, 2018 - 10:00pm
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Survival rate for mitral valve replacement.

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The mitral valve is located on the left side of the heart. It serves as an inflow valve. Its job is to allow blood from the left atrium to flow into the left ventricle. Surgery may be required if the valve doesn’t fully open or close completely. When the valve is too narrow, it can make it difficult for blood to enter. This can cause it to back up, causing pressure in the lungs. When the valve doesn’t close properly, blood can leak back into the lungs. This can be due to a congenital defect, infection, or a degenerative disease.

According to Healthline - The defective valve will be replaced with either a metal artificial valve or a biological valve. The metal valve will last a lifetime but requires you to take blood thinners. The biological valve lasts between 15 to 20 years, and you won’t be required to take medication that thins your blood. The five-year survival rate is about 91 percent. The following also play a role in survival rate:

-your age
-your overall health
-other medical conditions you have
-your heart function

Ask your doctor to help assess your personal risks.


July 7, 2018 - 5:31am
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