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How to differentiate between an insufficient and a stenotic valve?

How to differentiate between an insufficient and a stenotic valve?

Exam or Cardiac Echo: Heart valves are occasionally leaky (insufficient) or narrowed (stenotic). Physical exam (auscultation) can lead to the diagnosis by the quality and timing of the heart sounds heard. A cardiac echo (echocardiography) is the common test done to get a picture of the defective valve. ...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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I recently had a HSG and it revealed that i had a smalland stenotic cervix. How could it be cured? Could i get pregnant?

I recently had a HSG and it revealed that i had a smalland stenotic cervix. How could it be cured? Could i get pregnant?

Yes but ...: A stenotic os can be treated at least temporarily by dilation. However while a stenotic os may hinder fertility testing and treatment, it does not always cause infertility itself, and does not always require treatment. ...Read more

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Informed via lumbar MRI report that my spinal canal is congenitally stenotic. Is it safe to assume that my thoracic and cervical is too? TY

Informed via lumbar MRI report that my spinal canal is congenitally stenotic. Is it safe to assume that my thoracic and cervical is too? TY

Never assume: Your condition is one where your lumbar spinal canal is tight. That does not mean the rest of the spine is that way.If your doc thinks it worthwhile they can study those ares but without any physical findings they are unlikely to find a problem. ...Read more

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Abd pain, nauseax4 months.CT showed severe narrowing &hook-shaped appearance & post-stenotic dilatation of celiac artery likely d/t ligament.Next step?

Abd pain, nauseax4 months.CT showed severe narrowing &hook-shaped appearance & post-stenotic dilatation of celiac artery likely d/t ligament.Next step?

Talk to the surgeon: NMS but it appears that you may have an ischemic problem causing the pain. I presume that you will need surgical correction but your surgeon will be the best person to advise you on the next step. As with all surgeries, I favor getting a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Coronary Angiography report concluded;"atherosclerotic coronary artery disease showing moderate proximal LAD mixed stenotic lesion 50%"what it means?

Coronary Angiography report concluded;"atherosclerotic coronary artery disease showing moderate proximal LAD mixed stenotic lesion 50%"what it means?

Test Result: I find it is best to discuss any test result with the physician who did the test or ordered the test. They can interpret it knowing all the clinical history involved and tell you exactly what is going on. ...Read more

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Back pain & numbness in foot after MRI report l5-s1: wide based shallow disc herniation eccentric to left. Mild degree facet prominence. Central canal not significantly stenotic. What does this mean?

Back pain & numbness in foot after MRI report l5-s1: wide based shallow disc herniation eccentric to left. Mild degree facet prominence. Central canal not significantly stenotic. What does this mean?

Disc herniation: If your symptoms are left sided and consistant with a l 5 or s1 distribution might want to try an injection for diagnostic reasons good luck mostly good news no significant arthritic nartowing of nerve passages. ...Read more

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Mum had DVT followed by a stenotic vein and swollen leg and foot now she has thrombophlebitis is there a lifelong treatment ?

Mum had DVT followed by a stenotic vein and swollen leg and foot now she has thrombophlebitis is there a lifelong treatment ?

Best to: check to see if her blood is too thick - hypercoagulable. Need to remove or dissolve current clot. The underlying narrowing then can be treated - possibly a stent. She may need Coumadin (warfarin) or Xeralto for a lifetime. Once clot gone use compression hose for leg swelling. Elevate her legs when possible. ...Read more

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What is valve disease?

What is valve disease?

Heart valve problems: The heart also has four valves: the tricuspid, pulmonary, mitral, and aortic valves. These valves open and close, acting like doors in the heart, making sure that blood flows correctly from the atria into the ventricles, and then from the ventricles to the rest of the body. Valves can become too leaky, allowing blood to flow backwards, or too narrowed, preventing blood from leaving a chamber. ...Read more

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How does the bicuspid valve function?

How does the bicuspid valve function?

May be normal: The aortic valve is comprised of three leaflets, or cusps, that swing open and closed. Approximately 1% of the population is born with only 2 cups. These swing open and shut in a similar fashion. Depending on the precise architecture of the 2 cusps, there may be increased turbulence of blood flow through the valve, and over time more wear and tear leading to thickening/obstruction, or leaks. ...Read more

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What is the function of the bicuspid valve?

What is the function of the bicuspid valve?

Mitral valve: Bicuspid means "two leaflets". The only "normal" bicuspid valve in the heart is the mitral valve. It sits between the left atrium and left ventricle. The valve opens to fill the left ventricle during diastole and closes when the ventricle contracts (systole). The aortic valve is normally tricuspid but some people are born with an abnormal and bicuspid valve which may narrow later in life... ...Read more

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What is another name for the bicuspid valve?

Mitral valve: The bicuspid valve is the mitral valve. It is also one of the atrio-ventricular valves. ...Read more

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How dangerous is aoertic valve vegetation?

How dangerous is  aoertic  valve vegetation?

Depends: If it is a vegetation of bacterial endocarditis, it will kill you in a few weeks or months unless successfully treated, and may cause a stroke or something else bad in the meantime. If it is a clacified nodule that many middle-aged folks get, it is something to watch and that may be troublesome down the road. ...Read more

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How do doctos identify the location of a valve?

How do doctos identify the location of a valve?

The heart valves: don't vary much in location, except un very rare conditions present from birth. Listening with a stethoscope, sound waves (echocardiography) and other imaging (CT scan, MRI) can more precisely locate the heart valves. ...Read more

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Can valve problems and septal defects be undetectable?

Can valve problems and septal defects be undetectable?

Sometimes: Sometimes small septal defects and some valve abnormalities may go clinically undetected until an echocardiogram is obtained or MRI of the heart. ...Read more

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What happens if someone's bicuspid valve does not close properly?

What happens if someone's bicuspid valve does not close properly?

Aortic insufficiency: When an aortic valve (bicuspid or a normal tricuspid valve) does not close properly, insufficiency or regurgitation ("leaking") results. When mild, this does not have clinical effects, but when severe it can compromise cardiac function. ...Read more

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