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What Could The Narrowing Of A Heart Valve Be Called
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
Stenosis : Blood will have trouble going between heart chambers and great vessels. Depending on the chronicity and the degree of stenosis, bad damage can happen to your lung circulation and your heart chambers. Consequences can be catastrophic. Heart attacks, syncope, heart failure, arrhthmias, sudden death. Common causes are uncontrol htn, congenital bicuspid aortic valve, infections/iv street drugs etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endocarditis: The most common type of inflamed heart valve is due to infection, known as endocarditis. This is a life-threatening condition caused by germs, especially bacteria that attack heart valves causing holes, growths, thickening and scarring. This can lead to leaky valves. People with valve disease (except mild mitral valve prolapse without thickening or regurgitation) are at increased risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is a coronary steal? Which are the symtoms? A coronary fistula could produce that? Betablockers worse the situation? Thanks
Valve: The valve opens to allow flow out of the heart to the body. If it doesn't open properly we call this stenosis. It has to close properly to keep blood flowing in a forward direction. If it doesn't we call this insufficiency. Either or both abnormalities can exist in the valve. Severe stenosis results in decreased cardiac output eventually as does severe insufficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
There is prominence of the ascending thoracic aorta. There is a left retrocardiac opacity which could be partial atelectasis. Meaning? Is this bad?
Recommendation : This findings should be discussed with your doctor who knows your clinical symptoms. Otherwise it is not professional, and just guessing. My guess is that not looking bad. ...Read more
What does dr mean by : Evidence of moderate diffuse disease of the mid and distal LAD, which appears to be a NARROW vessel? In a Heart Cath report. Thank you.
36 yo?: It means your main coronary artery is filled with cholesterol to the point that the artery is narrowing. This is a main artery of the heart that feeds the heart if it is blocked off you have a heart attack. Now you need to know the percentage of blockage for this will determine if you need a stent or not? I any event you need to live a healthy lifestyle eat well and once cleared by cardiology get ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things : It depends on what they mean by widening. It could be that it is being flattened spreading it wider due to compression in the neck from a herniated disc and/or facet joint arthritis. Or it could be something inside the spinal cord like extra fluid or even a tumor causing enlargement of the cord. ...Read more
No: There is no connection. But having a lot of gas is something that you should look into with your doctor. It could be related to the food that you eat- either because you cannot digest it properly (like beans, certain vegetables, dairy, etc.) or because you have a food sensitivity (like gluten/wheat or dairy). You can try eliminating some of these foods to see if your symptoms improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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