Neck pain after heart valve replacement - Durability of biological heart valves

Shortness Of Breath After Heart Valve Replacement         Heart valve repair or replacement surgery is a treatment option for valvular heart disease. When heart valves become damaged, they may not function properly.

When one or more valves become stiff, the heart muscle has to work harder to pump the blood through the valve. The diseased valves need to be surgically replaced.More...

 

Neck Pain After Heart Valve Replacement

Neck Pain After Heart Valve Replacement

Heart valve problems are usually due to wear and tear that causes the valve mechanism to fail. Sometimes rheumatic fever is also known to damage the mitral valve. Unusual sensations of feeling the heart beat, chest pain, breathing difficulty, fatigue, coughing, and shortness of breath while lying flat are some of the symptoms for patients who need mitral valve replacement. More...

 

Low Dose Aspirin And Heart Valve Replacement

Low Dose Aspirin And Heart Valve Replacement

Blood clot is a possibility when the heart valve is not functioning properly. Blood clot can block the flow of blood in an artery that carries blood to the brain. It is called a thrombotic stroke. A wandering clot that has developed elsewhere, usually in the heart, also can travel up to the brain cause an ischemic stroke. More...

 

Durability Of Biological Heart Valves

Durability Of Biological Heart Valves

The heart valves need to be healthy to open fully to transport oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body and to remain closed to make sure that the blood flows only in one direction. This is the function for which they have been designed and have to work tirelessly to last a life time. Valves are integral to the normal functioning of the heart. The natural heart valve is a structure that has evolved over a form that meets the requirement of blood flow in single direction. More...

 

Normal Function Of Heart Valves

Normal Function Of Heart Valves

Heart is made up of muscle. It is made up of strong muscular walls. The action of contraction of the muscular wall is like squeezing and this causes the blood getting pumped to the arteries. The major blood vessels that are connected to the heart are aorta, the superior vena cava, the inferior vena cava, the pulmonary artery, the pulmonary vein and the coronary arteries.More...

 

 

Causes Of Fibrous Tissue In Heart Valves

Causes Of Fibrous Tissue In Heart Valves

Heart valve disease is a common problem with one or more valves that are meant to keep the blood flowing in the forward direction in the heart. This problem affects 5 million Americans. The heart consists of four chambers; two upper chambers left and right atrium and to lower chambers left and right ventricles. Each chamber is closed by a valve with thin flaps of tissues. The valve has to open to permit blood flow forward and then close to stop it from flowing backward. More...

 

 

The Heart Valves Arteries And Viens

The Heart Valves Arteries And Viens

Heart is the most important organ in the human body and the beating of the heart represents life itself. As the heart beats, it pumps blood through a system of blood vessels. The blood vessels are muscular and elastic tubes that carry blood to different parts of the body. The circulation of blood has two functions. It provides oxygen and nutrients to all the cells and tissues within the body. It also collects the body’s waste products and also carbon dioxide and away fro the tissues. More...