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Tricuspid valve / Mitral Valve wekaness

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My father has been diagnosed the following: 1. Tricuspid valve: thin and mobile with mild to moderate tricuspid regurgitation - PASP estimated at 36mmHg + RAP 2. Mitral Valve: mildly thickened and mobile with mild posterior annular calcification. There is a mild to moderate regurgitation. PASP very mildly elevated at 41-46mmHg. He is 80 years old. This condition has been prevalent for over six months now. He is on a dirutics and warfarin 7mg etc. What are his options? He was extremely active and fit prior to this event. Is it possible / wise to seek a valve replacement? Or based upon the information presented, allow the condition to be managed on a continuation of drugs? Could you advise of a top cardiologist within the United Kingdom [Norwich / Cambridge area] to discuss further. Thank you.

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

I would just monitor at this time

only severe valve regurgitations or blockages need replacement

His is mild to moderate

It should be watched by yearly echo
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.


Thank you.


What is involved in the replacement thereof relating to my fathers case [both valves]? Can replacement be completed via key hole surgery?


 


Should he be on a cardio rehabilitation program?


 


Regards

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
these valves would be repaired not replaced

the surgery depends alot on the surgeon and his anatomy

that I cannot answer.

he should exercise but doesn't need cardio rehab
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