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What does the bicuspid valve do in the heart?

What does the bicuspid valve do in the heart?

Lots: I'm not sure what exactly you're referring to, but the typical valve with two leaflets is the mitral valve. It's usually not called "the bicuspid valve" though. A bicuspid aortic valve is a 2 leaflet aortic valve (should be 3) and is the most common congenital abnormality which can lead to aortic valve leaking or tightness later in life. ...Read more

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Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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Does any one know what causes the coarctation of the aorta in people?

Does any one know what causes the coarctation of the aorta in people?

Abnormal embryology: By definition coarctation of the aorta is a abnormality of vascular embryology. At birth flow is adequate for the limited activity i the new born and early toddler years, but as children age, their growing bodies and activity out grows the narrowed aorta's ability to supply enough blood fast enough to keep up. ...Read more

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How does coarctation of the aorta develop in the heart?

How does coarctation of the aorta develop in the heart?

Not in the heart: Coarctation of aorta by definition does not occur in the heart. It is usually in the descending segment of the aorta and it is congenital (person is born with it). The exact location is variable, sometimes it involves the aorta proximal to the take off of the left subcalvian (artery to the left arm) and at times distal to it. It is essentially a narrowing of the lumen of the artery. ...Read more

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What is the aorta in the heart and how does it work with the rest of the circulatory system?

What is the aorta in the heart and how does it work with the rest of the circulatory system?

Main artery: The aorta is the main artery in the boday and is responsible for delivering blood to the rest of the body. ...Read more

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How does blood get to your legs in case of coarctation of the aorta?

Bypass channels: The fetus/baby developed & is more or less normal in appearance at birth.That would only occur with the bodies ability to bypass the narrowing of a coarctation by channeling needed blood flow though other blood vessels(collaterals). A kid may go for a few years before the coarctation is discovered. ...Read more

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Why does a PDA not occur in the right branch of the pulmonary artery?

Why does a PDA not occur in the right branch of the pulmonary artery?

PDA: It occurs between descending thoracic aorta and PA. The descending thor aorta is well to the left of the right branch of the PA. I couldn't find a variant reported in the literature with involvement of the right PA branch. There may be an embryologic explanation but I didn't find it. ...Read more

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What does arteriosclerosis do in the body?

What does arteriosclerosis do in the body?

Deposits cholesterol: Atherosclerosis occurs when cholesterol deposits called plaque form in the wall of your arteries. If the plaque gets big enough it can block flow of blood causing injury to the tissue that was supplied by the artery. That is how heart attacks, strokes, leg ulcers, etc occur. ...Read more

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Can you describe what happens to the blood in the right atrium?

Can you describe what happens to the blood in the right atrium?

RA: blood inflow during systole of RV with RA pressure rising till in RV diastole the tricuspid valve opens and blood flows into RV from RA until RV systole closes TV and cycle repeats ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a heart attack at the bottom of the heart?

What does it mean to have a heart attack at the bottom of the heart?

Inferior myocardial: it means infarction of the inferior wall of the heart which is usually supplied by the right coronary artery. It usually is less serious than an anterior MI but still can be fatal. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have regurgitation of the heart valve?

What does it mean to have regurgitation of the heart valve?

Backward flow: Heart valves, like those in your car, are meant to have blood flow in one direction, and prevent backward flow. If the valve does not close fully when it should, blood can flow backwards. This is called regurgitation. ...Read more

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What does heart bypass surgery do in the heart?

What does heart bypass surgery do in the heart?

Improves blood flow: Bypass surgery is done for blockages in the heart arteries. Essentially we add more blood vessels to the heart to deliver blood to the areas blocked off. We go around the blockages (bypass). We're plumbers :). We put new pipe in by hooking up before and after the blockages. Unfortunately i can't go to home depot and buy pipe so we get it from veins in legs and arteries from breast bone and arms. ...Read more

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What does an enlarged left ventricle of the heart do to a child?

What does an enlarged left ventricle of the heart do to a child?

Depends: Mitral valve regurgitation or cardiomyopathy are 2 common causes. Your doctor will be able to discuss the clinical ramification for the left ventricular enlargement and monitoring or follow up needed. ...Read more

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What does mitral valve do in the body?

What does mitral valve do in the body?

See below: The mitral valve regulates the inflow of the heart into the left ventricle and regulates the flow between the high chamber of the heart (atrium) and the low chamber of the heart (ventricle) on the left side. And it prevents the blood from going back into the lungs on the left side. ...Read more

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When doing duplex of the carotid arteries, how high up the neck do u see? Where does the sight usually end? Can u see in level with the cheekbones?

When doing duplex of the carotid arteries, how high up the neck do u see? Where does the sight usually end? Can u see in level with the cheekbones?

Usually up to: the area where the arteries enter the skull. So, no, it does not image the area of cheekbones. It is useful test because atherosclerotic carotid disease is very common where common carotid artery bifurcates into external and internal branches. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me that where is the precise location of aortic valve so that I can put the stethoscope in the right area. I find it at mid chest.

Can anyone tell me that where is the precise location of aortic valve so that I can put the stethoscope in the right area. I find it at mid chest.

What will you hear?: The aortic valve is typically in the upper mid chest but murmurs from this valve are typically best heard in the upper right chest near the sternum and the lower left chest between the left breast and the sternum. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of coronary heart disease and how do you get it in the first place?

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What are the symptoms of coronary heart disease and how do you get it in the first place?

CAD: Coronary artery disease occurs as a result of progressive obstruction of the lumen by atherosclerotic process. Sometimes it may end up in an acute myocardial infarction if the obstruction is more than 70%, with death of heart muscle. ...Read more