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I have a mitral valve prolapse and I had endocarditis when I was 18 yrs old. I was diagnosed to have a mild regurgitation at that time. Im 30 yrs old now and I just had my 2d echo again and my cardio told me that my heart is enlarged and the valves needs to be replaced. The thing is , surgery is never an option for me. Would I die if I didn't have surgery? Pls enlighten me.

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I do not have reports, so I cannot really give opinion.

However if valves are leaking severly and cardiac function is decreased you will need new valves. If not you will go into heart failure .
I would suggest operation in excellent high volume centre.
Please send reports and I can give detailed review.

Medical Team, Heart Consult


I am male of 25 years old boy.My weight is 44kg.I have been suffering from problem when heart rate goes fast after taking food. one day i returned home from university in summer and i felt breathless and pain in chest.from then onwards my heart started pounding and i feel restless after taking food in morning and after lunch within 1 hour my heart starts to pound and palpitation becomes hard and felt in head hands and chest between 3 to 5pm. then it gets automatically ok. i am a lean and weak boy.and cannot lay onto bed in afternoon.Also palpitation is felt whenever i eat excess food or spicy food. When i wake up in morning perspiration starts to come on my palms but this happens more in summer season During day time my pulse remains fast and as day passes it becomes normal. I start to feel my heart beatafter eating lunch and breakfast. Also perspiration comes on my hand and i also have anxiety problem. kindly suggest a remedy for my problem.My condition also gets worse after taking tea or warm milk or after eating lots of food or heavy food.when i lay on bed for sleep or when i travel after that my heart pounds and my pulse goes fast and i start to feel palpitation and can hear palpitation as well. i alwaysfeel physically restless with palpitation.Palpitation also comes to me with anxiety as well.In normal situation also when i go to bed i feel palpitation but after eating food it becomes pounding and hard palpitation. heart also pounds when i go upstairs or do a little exhursion. also after eating heavy food my heart starts to pound and palpitate.heart beat becomes irregular after taking food and at times i feel pain in chest as well.My problem gets worse in warm weather. now the problem over the course has decreased but not completely gone as i have taken homeopathic medicines.summer weather aggravates the problem.i have undergone ECG and report was not satisfactory then.I have under gone t3 t4 and tsh test and report is normal. All of this problem is for 8 years now. I shall be thankful to you if you could guide me in this regard. is my problem curable by medicine or does it require surgery etc. thanks

Reply: Consultation

Have your blood results checked, thyroid does not seem to be the problem.

Any abnormalities in other blood results cortisol deficiency? pancretic insufficiency etc.....
why is body weight so low?
Is appetite decreased?
did you have other tests ( abdominal scan, endoscopy, etc..)
You can send further test results and we can review 
Best Regards

Medical Team, Heart Consult


i've been suffering from recurring pericarditis since february. in between these attacks i suffer from fatigue, was wondering if this is normal? i had an effusion back in march, but the effusion is minimal now. i'm in the UK and i'm a bit worried that not enough is being done. I've not had an MRI, just Echo scans, so i'm worried that it's more than recurring pericarditis (eg constrictive pericarditis)

Reply: Pericarditis

The question is why are you having recurrent pericarditis. 

Have you been checked for e.g  systemic autoimmune diseases etc. 
Please consult your physician.
Best Regards

Medical Team, Heart Consult

What to do

I am male age 55 known for DM Report suggests lat.wall ST/T changes. Echo showed wcf30%coronary Angio long segment narrowing of LAD to the tune of 90%


my mother was taking amlodipine+atenololcombination twice and valsartan at morning for hypertension now she developed ankle oedema bp controlled a little low 110/65 what can i do?


One of major side effects of calcium antagonists ( amlodipine) is ankle oedema, especially if medication has been started recently.

If BP is on the low side consider, might be better to discontinue Amlodipine
other than that are there any signs of congestive heart failure ( dyspnea? ) . 
Is kidney function normal? is ecg normal?
Medical Team, Heart Consult
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My mother has got a echo result of 20% heart working. She is 49, medicines are on. Can she have a normal life. How much time it takes to recover.