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“Do You Have A Heart Valve Replacement Diagram?” Asks Wendy

Posted by Adam Pick on November 23rd, 2009

I don’t know about you, but I am a very visual person. For some reason, diagrams, pictures, illustrations always help me better understand concepts. As a result, I could really relate to Wendy’s question about heart valve replacement diagrams.

Wendy writes, “Hi Adam – I’m 59 and preparing for mitral valve replacement. Everybody keeps talking to me about what is going to happen but I still don’t understand it completely. Do you have a picture that could help me understand where the valve will go in my heart? Thank you, Wendy”

No problem Wendy! To support you and others, I just came across this great diagram which illustrates where the heart valve replacement device will be positioned in your heart.

Heart Valve Replacement Diagram For Aortic & Mitral Positions

As you can see above, this diagram shows two valvular disorders – aortic valve regurgitation and mitral valve regurgitation. The picture also shows the two types of valve replacement devices that can be used within your heart (mechanical valves and biological valves).

I hope this helps!

Keep on tickin!

Adam Pick
Written by Adam Pick A dad, a husband and a patient, Adam Pick founded this website in 2006 to educate you about heart valve surgery from diagnosis to recovery.
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Donna says on January 16th, 2014 at 7:06 pm

I have calcium buildup in the left valve of my heart (80 per cent) and am due for a procedure to correct. Can you tell me more about this? Thanks much, Donna

 

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