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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What does it mean if my pulmonic valve is not well visualized?

Pulmonary valve: This valve is difficult to image so not visualizing it well isn't necessarily meaningful.

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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


Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What does pulmonic valve "nl w/physiclogic regurgitation" mean?

Blood flow: Pulmonary regurgitation, is the backward flow of blood from the pulmonary artery, through the pulmonary valve, and into the right ventricle of the heart during diastole. While a small amount of pulmonic regurgitation may occur in healthy individuals, it is usually detectable only by an echocardiogram and is harmless.

Dr. Frederick Tibayan Dr. Tibayan
Surgery - Thoracic
19 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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What does "pulmonic valve: nl w/physiologic regurgitation" mean?

What does "pulmonic valve: nl w/physiologic regurgitation" mean?

A small of trace: Amount of leakage is common. This can be normal and not portend any adverse consequences.

Dr. Charles Gordon Dr. Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Is it ok if the pulmonic valve and the pulmonary artery were not well visualized in my echocardiogram if I had an abnormal ecg?

Is it ok if the pulmonic valve and the pulmonary artery were not well visualized in my echocardiogram if I had an abnormal ecg?

What was looking 4?: What was the doc looking for when he ordered the test? Discuss that with him and if appropriate the test can be redone.

Dr. Carlo Hatem Dr. Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
21 years in practice
American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. George Mathew Dr. Mathew
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
54 years in practice
Mangalore University, Kasturba Medical College
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My echo results- trivial mitral valve regurgitation, mild (1+-2+) pulmonic valve regurgitation, trivial (-1+) tricuspid valve regurgitation- normal?

My echo results- trivial mitral valve regurgitation, mild (1+-2+) pulmonic valve regurgitation, trivial (-1+) tricuspid valve regurgitation- normal?

Missing Data: Some important data are missing before I can say normal. What is pa pressure. What about lv function etc. If they r normal then only I can comment on it sorry!

Dr. Dipesh Pokharel Dr. Pokharel
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
13 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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Had a doppler echo for evaluation of murmur. Looking at report says aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valve normal. But is says nothing about the pulmonic valve. Nothing at all. This normal?

Had a doppler echo for evaluation of murmur. Looking at report says aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valve normal. But is says nothing about the pulmonic valve. Nothing at all. This normal?

Most likely normal: The report should have commented on pulmonic valve as a standard practice. Sometimes pulmonic valve cannot be seen, but usually it is mentioned in the report. It is highly unlikely to have abnormal pulmonic valve and no comment made. Most cases pulmonic valves are normal. I check with your physician first, but would not loose sleep over it.

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Dr. Elden Rand Dr. Rand
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
17 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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How do they know murmur is innocent if pulmonary valve is not well seen on echo, would doppler show signs even if valve was not seen well?

How do they know murmur is innocent if pulmonary valve is not well seen on echo, would doppler show signs even if valve was not seen well?

Typically yes.: Frequently in adults, the pulmonic valve is difficult to see in 2d mode, but spectral and color flow doppler characteristics provide information on the diagnosis and quantification of any pulmonic insufficiency and pulmonic stenosis.

Dr. Volkan Tuzcu Dr. Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
27 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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HEART The mitral valve leaflets appeared thickened, there is a trace of tricuspid regurgitation & pulmonic valvular regurgitation. What does that mean?

HEART The mitral valve leaflets appeared thickened, there is a trace of tricuspid regurgitation & pulmonic valvular regurgitation. What does that mean?

Mvp: These are common findings and unless mitral valve has a leak or narrowing, just requires being followed infrequently provided that you don't have other reasons to be followed more frequently by your doc

Dr. Shahin Tavackoli Dr. Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What is the function of the pulmonary valve?

What is the function of the pulmonary valve?

Flow direction: Pulmonic valve like all other heart valves, directs the flow from one chamber to another, in this case from the right ventricle to the lungs. It allows the flow to be organized and the timing of flow to be proper.

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Dr. Robert Binford Dr. Binford
Surgery - Thoracic
34 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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What is the definition or description of: pulmonary valve?

What is the definition or description of: pulmonary valve?

Valve in the heart: The heart has 4 chambers. The right ventricle is the pumping chamber whic h pushes blood into the lungs so oxygen can be put into the blood. When the right ventricle squeezes, the pulmonary valve opens and blood flows into the lungs. When the right ventricle relaxes to fill, the pulmonary valve closes so blood can't flow backwards back into the heart.

Dr. Spencer Blackman Dr. Blackman
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
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Can you explain "Mobile pulmonary Valve with increased flow velocity."?

Can you explain "Mobile pulmonary Valve with increased flow velocity."?

I can try: The pulmonary valve keeps blood from flowing back into your heart as it is pumped out into the lungs. I'm not sure what "mobile" means in this context, though my sense is that's what it should be - freely opening and closing. The increased flow velocity means the blood is moving faster than expected across the valve. If you are having any heart or lung symptoms, I'd see your doctor.

Dr. Douglas Arenberg Dr. Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
27 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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I have noticed recently that when I am doing cardio workouts I can hear air escaping from my lungs when I hold my breath. Like the valve won't close.

I have noticed recently that when I am doing cardio workouts I can hear air escaping from my lungs when I hold my breath. Like the valve won't close.

Don't bear down: Your lungs are not meant to be a closed container. More importantly, if you're doing cardio, there's no reason to be holding your breath. By definition, you should be breathing freely, and continuously during aerobic exercise.

Dr. Francesca Byrne Dr. Byrne
Pediatrics - Cardiology
11 years in practice
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
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Dr. David Malpass Dr. Malpass
Pediatrics - Cardiology
29 years in practice
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of absent pulmonary valve?

Depends: Pulmonary valve atresia causes intense cyanosis and possibly respiratory distress. An absent pulmonary valve (tetralogy of fallot with absent pulmonary valve syndrome) presents with a heart murmur and respiratory distress. They usually have very dilated pulmonary arteries that compress the airways.

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Dr. Barton Cook Dr. Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
27 years in practice
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
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What sort of problem is an absent pulmonary valve?

What sort of problem is an absent pulmonary valve?

Rare CHD: A rare congenital heart defect. The pulmonary valve doesn’t form and not enough blood can flow to the lungs to get oxygen; only through the PDA (patent ductus arteriosus). It often occurs as part of a condition called tetralogy of fallot. There is usually a hole between the left and right ventricles of the heart (ventricular septal defect). Surgery as a newborn is required.

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett Dr. Poinsett
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Absent pulmonary valve?

What is the definition or description of: Absent pulmonary valve?

Absent pulmonary: Absent pulmonary valve is a congenital defect (occurring at birth). The pulmonary valve of the heart is absent or poorly formed. It can occur as a single defect or as the part of a complex congenital heart condition such as Tetralogy of Fallot.

Dr. Steven Neish Dr. Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology
34 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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Is anyone born or diagnosed with a v.S.D with absent pulmonary valve?

Is anyone born or diagnosed with a v.S.D with absent pulmonary valve?

Rare defect: Absent pulmonary valve syndrome is a rare congenital heart defect. Some of the features are similar to tetralogy of fallot. An important difference in most babies with absent pulmonary valve syndrome is that the pulmonary arteries are very large, and often associated with problems with the airways. Surgery is required to repair the problems in the heart and repair the pulmonary arteries.

Dr. Casey Culbertson Dr. Culbertson
Pediatrics - Cardiology
31 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Where can I find other people with a v.S.D with absent pulmonary valve?

Where can I find other people with a v.S.D with absent pulmonary valve?

ACHD - National Org: I think your best source of both information and the ability to connect with others with VSD/absent pulmonary valve is the American Congenital Heart Disease Association. (www. Achaheart. Org) website. They will have their annual meeting in Chicago Sept 5th-7th and much of it revolves around patients and their families. I have spoke at it before and it is an excellent meeting. Please check it out.

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Dr. Keith Diaz Dr. Diaz
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
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When I was 8yrs old, my pulmonary valve was removed, not replaced, from stenosis. How common is this?

When I was 8yrs old, my pulmonary valve was removed, not replaced, from stenosis. How common is this?

Incidence: This anomaly occurs in about 8 of every 10, 000 people (live births).

Pulmonary Valve (Definition)

The heart has 4 chambers. The right ventricle is the pumping chamber whic h pushes blood into the lungs so oxygen can be put into the blood. When the right ventricle squeezes, the pulmonary valve opens and blood flows into the lungs. When the right ventricle relaxes to fill, the pulmonary valve closes so blood can't flow backwards ...Read more