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What Could Happen If The Chordae Tendinae Ruptured In Right Valve Area
A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more
Why does fibrosis of the left ventricular posterior wall ( like in cases of muscular dist. )cause a murmur? Where is the murmur coming from?
Murmurs from valves: Murmurs are heard when listening to the heart, and are caused by turbulent blood flow through the heart valves. The timing, type and location of the murmur can be used to identify which valve is involved. To further define the problem, an echocardiogram is used to see the blood flow in real time. Fibrosis of the ventricular wall does not cause a murmur, unless it effects the valves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With right ventricle dilatation where would your Apex beat be if it was misplaced because of the right ventricle dilatation? Left or Right side?
Left side: Left side of the chest, slightly more medial than the usual place for the Left ventricular apical impulse. Either way: why would you like to palpate right or left ventricle if you are not a professional? It is not helpful to (mis)interpret medical findings/tests when you do not have the knowledge of the "big picture", nor it is to read technical details that are not going to make you feel better. ...Read more
Complex question: Atrial septal and ventricular septal defects. Vsd most common congenital heart defect at birth but commonly close during adulthood. Symptoms depend on size and the direction of the flow(rt -lt vs lt -rt). Surgery closure may be indicated. On case of valves we call it valvular regurgitation. Symptoms depend on severity of backward flow and chronicity vs acuteness of the defect. ...Read more
In a normal aortic valve, what stops the valve cusps from opening too much? Or do they just open against the aortic walls?
Correct to a degree: They are like a parachute and open widely to a maximum length, but not quite to the adjoining wall, of aorta, so there is flow behind to the coronary orifices. More like a sheet floating in the wind. ...Read more
Abnormal shunt left to right atrium suggestive small atrial septal defect can this make the shunt also go right to left if so is it dangerous?
If RA>LA pressure: Shunt flow will direct from the higher pressure chamber to the lower pressure one. This usually results in left to right shunting across an asd. Over time, as flow into RA is increased, a corresponding increase in pulmonary blood flow will lead to pulmonary hypertension. The subsequent rise in right sided pressures will lead to reverse shunting (r to l) with cyanosis (eisenmenger). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do about the pain from an endometrial implant? It is located in the outter muscle (rectus sheath) in the lrq.
Hormonal suppression: Continuous use of birth control pills can cause regression of endometrial implants; Lupron is extremely effective in shrinking /causing regression of endometrial implants, as is the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. Surgery would be an option if the lesion is easily identifiable, but without hormonal suppression, endometriosis can recur since hormone production stimulates it's production. ...Read more
Ductus arteriosus : The pulmonary artery is connected to the aorta through ductus arteriosus which most often occludes just after birth ...Read more
What exactly does it mean to have an anomalous origin to the right subclavian artery, arising from distal aortic arch?
Anatomy: In the picture you see the aortic arch and the 3 vessels coming off. These are the innominate, left carotid and left subclavian. The proximal aorta is coming from your heart and the distal aorta is heading away to your body. Usually the right subclavian would come off the innominate. Yours, probably due to a developmental quirk, comes distal directly off the aorta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you develope a blood clot in the femoar vein of the left lower limb, what could happen if the clot breaks loose?
Pulmomary Embolism: Dvt can break free from your deep veins, travel through your bloodstream, and lodge in your lungs. This clot can block blood flow in your lungs, which can strain your heart and lungs. This pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency. Dvt can also lead to chronic vein problems and swelling treatment with blood thinners is very effective in reducing risk. Compression stocking also recommended. ...Read more
Can anyone tell me that where is the precise location of aortic valve so that I can put the stethoscope in the right area. I find it at mid chest.
U r reading too much: You read technical phrases on an echocardiogram that by itself and without a clinical context has very little meaning. Discuss the whole report with the person who ordered it and DO NOT waste time, energy and anxiety reading technical jargon that may not mean much. ...Read more
I was once told one of the chordae tendineae by the mitral valve is loose & might be the reason for my occasional chest pain. Anything to worry about?
Aortic valve: If there isn't a valve to keep the blood from sloshing back into the left ventricle when the left ventricle relaxes, the systemic blood flow will be compromised and the left ventricle will be volume overloaded. This is what happens with severe major aortic valve insufficiency. ...Read more
Can you please tell me about the heart valve that is located between the right atrium and right ventricle?
Tricuspid valve: You refer to the tricuspid valve.Get a more detailed answer ›
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