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Lung Problems After Mitral Valve Replacement - Mitral Valve Replacement Complications -- Final Thoughts

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  • Lung Problems After Mitral Valve Replacement
    Possible lung problems after mitral valve replacement surgery include bleeding, lung failure, and pneumonia. The information in this eMedTV segment describes how lung failure after mitral valve replacement is treated.
  • Lung Problems, Inluding Pneumonia and Lung Failure -- Aortic Valve Replacement Risks
    This clip discusses lung problems, including pneumonia and lung failure, with this procedure.
  • Major Aortic Valve Replacement Complications
    This clip covers some of the major complications associated with heart valve replacement.
  • Major Complications -- CABG
    This video describes minor complications that may result from this procedure.
  • Major EPS Complications
    This video covers the major complications that could occur with this procedure.
  • Major Mitral Valve Replacement Complications
    This clip covers some of the major complications associated with heart valve replacement.
  • Major Pacemaker Placement Complications
    This video clip introduces major complications with this procedure and possible outcomes.
  • Major TEE Complications
    This clip features some of the major complications that can occur with this procedure.
  • Mechanical Versus Tissue Aortic Valves
    This video discusses the advantages and disadvantages of mechanical and tissue valves.
  • Mechanical Versus Tissue Mitral Valves
    This video discusses the advantages and disadvantages of mechanical and tissue valves.
  • Medication Risk With Aortic Valve Replacement
    Minimizing medication risk with aortic valve replacement involves patients telling their doctors about any allergies they might have. This eMedTV resource discusses possible medication risks associated with aortic valve replacement.
  • Medication Risk With Mitral Valve Replacement
    Minimizing medication risk with mitral valve replacement surgery involves telling your doctor about any allergies you may have. This eMedTV Web page explains the potential medication risk associated with mitral valve replacement surgery.
  • Mexatil
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Mexitil to treat potentially fatal heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV Web page covers some safety precautions, lists potential side effects, and links to more details. Mexatil is a common misspelling of Mexitil.
  • Mexitil
    Available by prescription only, Mexitil is used to treat potentially life-threatening heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV segment offers a comprehensive look at this antiarrhythmia medication, including how it works, side effects, dosing tips, and more.
  • Mexitil 150 Mg
    People with serious ventricular arrhythmias may receive 150 mg of Mexitil to help stabilize the heartbeat. This eMedTV segment covers some general dosing guidelines and explains how this antiarrhythmia drug works. It also links to more details.
  • Mexitil 200 Mg
    As this eMedTV Web selection explains, a doctor may prescribe 200 mg of Mexitil to treat dangerous ventricular arrhythmias. This resource covers some dosing instructions for this medication and offers a link to more detailed information.
  • Mexitil and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV resource explores the safety of using Mexitil (mexiletine) in women who are breastfeeding. This article discusses whether the drug passes through breast milk and describes potential side effects to watch for in your nursing infant.
  • Mexitil and Pregnancy
    Make sure to review the potential risks before taking Mexitil (mexiletine) during pregnancy. This eMedTV Web selection explains what happened when this drug was given to pregnant animals and, in a few reported cases, to pregnant women.
  • Mexitil Dosage
    As discussed in this eMedTV resource, the starting Mexitil dosage is usually 200 mg every eight hours. However, as this article explains, a number of factors may affect this amount. A list of helpful tips on taking this drug is also included.
  • Mexitil Drug Interactions
    Taking Mexitil with certain medications may lead to potentially dangerous problems. This part of the eMedTV Web site contains a list of drugs that can cause interactions with Mexitil, along with a description of the problems that may occur as a result.
  • Mexitil for Treatment of Fibromyalgia
    People who have fibromyalgia may treat the condition with Mexitil. However, as this eMedTV article explains, this would be considered an "off-label" use for the drug. This page discusses this further and offers a link to more details.
  • Mexitil Medication Information
    Adults with life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias may receive a prescription medication called Mexitil. This eMedTV page offers more information on this product, including how the drug works and potentially serious problems it may cause.
  • Mexitil Overdose
    As this part of the eMedTV Web library explains, if someone takes too much Mexitil (mexiletine), it may cause serious problems like a coma or even death. A description of other possible overdose symptoms and treatment options is also included.
  • Mexitil Side Effects
    If you develop seizures, hallucinations, or an infection while using Mexitil, call your doctor right away. This eMedTV article contains an in-depth list of Mexitil side effects, with statistics on how often these problems occurred during clinical trials.
  • Mexitil Uses
    This eMedTV Web selection describes why Mexitil is used for treating life-threatening heart rhythm problems in adults. This article explains how this drug works to stabilize the heart rhythm and describes some unapproved uses for Mexitil.
  • Mexitil Warnings and Precautions
    It may not be safe for people who have certain heart problems or a seizure disorder to take Mexitil. This eMedTV selection offers a detailed description of a number of important precautions and warnings for people to be aware of before taking Mexitil.
  • Minor Aortic Valve Replacement Complications
    This interactive video discusses possible minor complications with heart valve replacement.
  • Minor Complications -- CABG
    This video clip discusses possible minor complications with this procedure.
  • Minor Complications -- TEE
    This clip lists some of the possible minor complications of this procedure.
  • Minor EPS Complications
    This video clip discusses possible minor complications.
  • Minor Mitral Valve Replacement Complications
    This interactive video discusses possible minor complications with heart valve replacement.
  • Minor Pacemaker Placement Complications
    This video offers information on some of the possible minor complications of this procedure.
  • Missed Tikosyn Dose
    If you have missed a dose of Tikosyn, simply skip it and take your next dose at the regular time. This eMedTV segment takes a brief look at some general dosing guidelines for this drug and offers a link to more detailed information.
  • Mitral Stenosis
    Mitral stenosis is the narrowing of the heart's mitral valve. The information contained in this eMedTV resource explains how the mitral valve works, as well as the health risks that may develop with this condition.
  • Mitral Valve Disease Overview
    The mitral valve is in the left side of the heart, and connects the upper chamber of the heart to the lower chamber. This clip talks about what happens when mitral valves don't work correctly.
  • Mitral Valve Failure After Mitral Valve Replacement
    Mitral valve failure after mitral valve replacement occurs in less than 1 out of 100 patients. This eMedTV resource covers some possible causes of mitral valve failure after mitral valve replacement, such as blood clots forming on the new valve.
  • Mitral Valve Problems
    There are two types of mitral valve problems: stenosis and insufficiency. This video clip offers an in-depth look at both of these.
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
    Mitral valve prolapse occurs when leaflets abruptly bulge back into the atrium as the heart beats. This eMedTV Web page describes the anatomy behind the condition, explains how it is diagnosed, and discusses a person's prognosis.
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse Treatment
    As this eMedTV article explains, treating mitral valve prolapse may involve the use of beta blocker drugs for people with mitral valve prolapse and chest pain. This segment discusses the treatments for this condition, such as medication and surgery.
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    When mitral valve regurgitation occurs, the heart's mitral valve does not close properly. This eMedTV article explains how this condition allows blood to leak backwards into the left atrium, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
    Mitral valve replacement surgery involves replacing a defective or diseased mitral valve with a new valve. This eMedTV article discusses medical conditions that may be treated with this surgery, such as mitral valve stenosis.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
    This interactive video shows what will happen during a mitral valve replacement.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement and Moving to the Operating Room
    For those people about to have mitral valve replacement surgery, moving to the operating room can be stressful. This eMedTV Web page describes what is seen and heard after moving to the operating room for a mitral valve replacement.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement Anesthesia
    Anesthesia for mitral valve replacement puts the recipient into a deep sleep, so they are unaware of pain. The information in this eMedTV resource explains how mitral valve replacement anesthesia is administered.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement Complications
    Minor complications of mitral valve replacement include nausea and vomiting and minor bleeding or bruising. This portion of the eMedTV archives also discusses major mitral valve replacement complications, such as heart attack and loss of life.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement Complications -- Final Thoughts
    This clip gives some final thoughts on possible complications with heart valve replacement.
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