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Is The Bicuspid Valve Opened Or Closed When The Left Atrium Contracts
Open: The bicuspid or mitral valve would be open when the left atrium contracts. It opens during diastole (heart is relaxed) and blood is flowing from the atrium to the ventricle. The contraction of the left atrium results in the valve opening wider and an increase in that flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse.Left Atrium mildly dilated.mild mitral regurg.cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?
Had a cath?: The echo says there might be a structural abnormality of the aortic valve and a leak of the mitral valve with resultant dilation of left atrium. If you had the cardiac cath you list any time recently, more information should be available from that. A TEE is a transesophageal echo which gives us better pictures than a transthoracic echo. You should discuss this echo with your Doc ...Read more
My doctor said my left atrium was slightly enlarged and a little leaky valve, but wasn't concerned, should I be?
I did echocardiography and the conclusion was minimal mitral valve and left atrium and tricuspid reflux with increased volume. What can it be?
Sizes?: Minimal mitral & tricuspid regurgitation is usually normal; however, the left atrial size should not be enlarged, and may be a clue to a different problem. It depends on the actual measurement of the atrial chamber size, in relation to your body size and related conditions. Further information, including reason for the echocardiogram, is needed. Call 911 if pass out, breathless, or chest pain. ...Read more
What does the aorta, superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, right and left atrium, left and right venticle, aortiv valve, mitral valve, do?
Heart disease: There is no room here for all that. Look up cardiac physiology online for the explanation. ...Read more
severe LAE, left atrium is severely dilated, mitral valve leaflets appear mildly thickened. mitral regurgitation (1-2+), what does this mean?
Question? Consult!: These little boxes are not good for answering specific patient case problems. Consider a cardiology consultation here on HealthTap. The kind of consult where you ask for help within the next 24 hours works particularly well for a complex case because it enables emailing back and forth with the details. ...Read more
I have a bicusp aortic valve, hi systolic blood pressure, &enlarged left atria. I've run 3 ten min miles 5x wk for15 weeks. Should i stop? 40 lbs lost
D dimer 0.93, found 4.5 taaw/ct angio/w/contrast, echo, mildthickening of left ventricle&atrium, slight regurgitation of all heart valves.Mean?
Left atrial enlargem: Left atrium is the chamber the blood enters after flowing through the lungs. If its enlarged, there may be problems related to the pressure or volume of blood flow through the chamber. Many things can cause this, best to discuss with your doctor for your specifics. ...Read more
Can the dimensions of the right venticular which is 2.8cm anx left atrium which is 4.0 be lowered or will they always be this size. I'm 5-5 weigh 157?
Dimensions: You need to talk to the doc that knows all your data. ...Read more
Reason?: Depends on the reason? Do you have hypertension, mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation, left ventricular hypertrophy, atrial fibrillation? These are all treatable. In all cases, you're at increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure. That doesn't mean you'll ever get those-your risk is simply increased. ...Read more
Can you tell me how the dlood entering the right atrium differ fom the blood entering the left atrium?
Circulation of blood: Heart is a pump,that works non stop,to keep you alive,and is divide in two sections,rt,.and left,all your activities and production of. Carbon dioxide,is carried by veins,transported to rt. atrium,to rt ventricle,thence to lungs,which exchanges co2 for oxygen,and from lungs taken to left atrium,ventricle and to the rest of body,this cycle goes on, ...Read more
PFO: Everyone has this opening before birth. It typically closes soon after birth. In some individuals it stays open when its called pfo. ...Read more