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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Very unlikely: Pfo (persistent foramen ovale) has been associated with recalcitrant headache, and some individuals experience dramatic improvement with PFO closed su ... Read More
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
11 years experience Pain Management
Typically not: Valve regurgitation do not typically cause headaches but they can result due to uncontrolled hypertension or infection of the valves.

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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
3 or two cusps: The aortic, tricuspid, and pulmonic valves all have three cusps. The mitral valve is the only valve with two cusps.
Dr. Pamela Asseff
28 years experience Dentistry
Atria/venticle: The tricuspid valve is located between the right atria and right ventricle. It is the largest of the 4 valves of the heart. The bicuspid valve is loca ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Thomas
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Pressure gradients: The valve leaflets shown in the picture are very thin- like cloth. When the heart relaxes and pump, pressure gradients open and close the valves. I ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Developed this way: This is how the heart developed. There's no difference in ability of the valves to function.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark URMAN
33 years experience Cardiology
: Leonardo da vinci understood about 500 years ago that a round valve worked best and most efficiently with 3 parts rather than 2. Normally we are born ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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The same: There is no difference in the amount of work they do -it's just that one has 2 leaflets and the other 3.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
12 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: If you had a Echo Cardiogram it would be best to talk to the cardiologist who ordered this.But if this report was referring to your aortic valve (valv ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Both.: I suspect most would say the bicuspid as the pressures are greater, but i kind of like them both. The tricuspid has one more leaf doesn't that count ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Not sure: What you mean by a slight electrical delay (AV block, sinus pause, QT prolongation??), but I would not recommend being tased given this condition. Lo ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
The same: Often you will here the terms trace, mild or moderate tricuspid regurgiation. In general trace and mild are essentially the same. The key is more when ... Read More
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