Valves of the Heart

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Teri16
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   Posted 9/10/2005 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Many of us here have Heart Valve problems, so I wanted to bring this up again.
 
The normal heart valve (or flap) opens and then closes.  This allows the blood to flow through in one direction.
 
If the valve (or flap) does not close the right way, it then lets the blood flow the wrong way. 
 
If you've been told that you have MVP, or Mitral Valve Prolapse, it seems to be one of the most recognized conditions of the valves as it is the most common.  It generally is a benign condition, but can lead to regurgitation as well.  So it does need to be monitored.  If you've been told that you are starting to have the regurgitation, or leaky valves, then you will need to take an antibiotic for any surgical procedure,
 including Dental! yeah
 
That is basically a very simple explanation, but I've included a link at the bottom to give you an idea of the actual anatomy of the heart and the valve locations.
 
Do you have any heart valve problems? 
 
Hugs, Teri tongue
 
Source:
The Texas Heart Institute
http://www.tmc.edu/thi/anatomy.html
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Teri16
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   Posted 9/11/2005 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed a few years ago with mild and now mild to moderate Mitral Valve Regurgitation (MVR) and Mitral Valve Stenosis.
 
Some indicators of mitral regurgitation may include:

"Shortness of breath, especially with physical exertion or when the person lies down, Fatigue, especially during increased activity, Cough, especially at night or when lying down, Awakening at night with shortness of breath Heart palpitations -- sensations of a rapid, fluttering heartbeat Swollen feet or ankles"

For now it has not caused any problems and it may not for many years!

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Teri16
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   Posted 10/14/2005 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Here is a wonderful article on Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)! yeah
 
Hugs, Teri tongue
 
http://familydoctor.org/598.xml
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Teri16
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   Posted 10/14/2005 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
This is a great picture depicting MVP - go ahead and check it out! scool
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/18148.htm
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Teri16
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   Posted 10/14/2005 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   

This site lists just about everything you wanted, or didn't want to know about Mitral Valve Prolapse!  I hope it helps!

Hugs, Teri tongue

http://search.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplusEncy/query?DISAMBIGUATION=true&SERVER1=server1&SERVER2=server2&FUNCTION=search&
PARAMETER=Mitral+Valve+Prolapse


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Teri16
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   Posted 10/15/2005 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Bringing this up for the person that requested it! :)

Big Hugs, Teri :)
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