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Is the bicuspid valve opened or closed when the left atrium contracts?

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 more

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Valve (Definition)

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


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Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse.Left Atrium mildly dilated.mild mitral regurg.cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?

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

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I did echocardiography and the conclusion was minimal mitral valve and left atrium and tricuspid reflux with increased volume. What can it 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

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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

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

Consult with doctor: It is great that you are exercising and loosing weight. It is always best to check with your doctor before you start an exercise program to make sure it is safe for you. Don't stop, but talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need more info: Making a diagnosis is more than looking at numbers. It takes physical exam and knowing the medical history. The best person to give you the answer you seek is the cardiologist. ...Read more

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What caused the left atrium to become mildly dialated?

What caused the left atrium to become mildly dialated?

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

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Can an enlarged left atrium cause chf?

Left atrium enlarged: The left atrium gets enlarged when it has a pressure or volume load upon it. It can be associated with various heart abnormalities including CHF but it isn't a cause per se. ...Read more

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How serious is having an enlarged left atrium with emphysema?

How serious is having an enlarged left atrium with emphysema?

Emphysema : Is a serious matter much more so than left atrial enlargement which is not of significant worry unless arrythmia is resultant or enlargement is result of mitral valve dysfunction. ...Read more

Bicuspid (Definition)

It refers to teeth with two cusps or bumps. The bicuspids are usually located between the molars which have 4 to 5 cusps and the cuspids or eye teeth which have one cusp. Most people have 8 ...Read more


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