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Mechanical Mitral Valve Failure

Posted By Ed on July 01, 1999 at 10:45:45
This posting may sound like an echo of a posting by "Trish" on 6/21 ... My mother is 69 and had a mechanical mitral valve installed 7 to 8 yrs ago.  Last Sunday she went to the emergency room with a heart rate of 150bpm and extreme respiratory problems.  After three days at the local hospital she was transferred to Arkansas Heart Hospital where they were able to get her back to a normal rhythm ... but found leakage in the mitral valve and possibly the aorta.  An arteriogram is scheduled as soon as all traces of cumidin are removed from her system to assess the extent of damage.  Her health has not been good, and the heart is enlarged and weak.  I am out of state (Oklahoma) and waiting for the results ... my mother and father are very scared and have been given the impression of a grim prognosis.  Can you give me some straight talk about her condition and potential option so I might be somewhat prepared?










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