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Is there a major difference between cow and pig heart valves for replacement?

Is there a major difference between cow and pig heart valves for replacement?

Not really: Both offer the advantage of not requiring "blood thinning" on a long term basis. Unlike a "mechanical" valve, cow and pig don't last longer than 7-12 years(with a few exceptions). Otherwise, the outcomes in both valves are generally the same and for all intents and purposes, either one is a reasonable choice in a patient who does not desire blood thinning. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pre-exercise and resting heart rates?

What is the difference between pre-exercise and resting heart rates?

No difference: There's no difference in general. Perhaps in certain contexts, such as a research protocol, one might make a distinction, but, for all intents and purposes, they're the same. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a right-sided heart failure and a left-sided heart failure?

Heart failure: The heart has left and right sides. Either side can fail. The commonest cause of right heart failure is left heart failure. Left heart can fail from heart attacks, valve disease, high blood pressure, genetic problems, viral diseases, poisons. Likewise the right heart. Chronic lung disease can also cause right heart to fail. This is not a a complete listing but should give an idea. Google for more ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between a right sided heart failure and a leftsided heart failure?

Help please? What is the difference between a right sided heart failure and a leftsided heart failure?

Affected ventricle: Simplistically, the difference between right heart failure and left heart failure is which pumping chamber is failing, the right ventricle pumping to the lungs, or the left ventricle pumping to the body. Beyond that, the likely causes are different and the treatment options are different. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart flutter and arrhythmia?

What is the difference between heart flutter and arrhythmia?

No difference: Heart flutter is an arrhythmia. It's like asking, "what is the difference between chevrolet and automobiles?". ...Read more

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What is the difference between hypertrophic cardiomypathy and athlete's heart?

What is the difference between hypertrophic cardiomypathy and athlete's heart?

Athletes heart: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm) is an abnormally enlarged heart and an “athletes heart” is an normal enlargement. Sometimes in athletes, it is difficult to determine whether the enlargement is an expression of a physiologic and benign adaptation to training or rather a pathologic process with risk for sudden death, such as hcm. Tests and consulting a cardiologist can help solve this dilemma. ...Read more

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What is the difference between impending heart attack symptoms and actual heart attack symptoms?

What is the difference between impending heart attack symptoms and actual heart attack symptoms?

Continuum: Angina can be quite severe and respond to rest, oxygen, nitroglycerin. And fully recover with no muscle death. The pain fibers are the same source. Some myocardial infarction can be asymptomatic all the way to the worst, ominous, pain ever! there is heart muscle death as the defining entity may need surgery or intervention. ...Read more

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What is the difference between someone with 3 valves in their heart and someone with a normal heart?

What is the difference between someone with 3 valves in their heart and someone with a normal heart?

See below: are you referring to tricuspid atresia? This is a cyanotic congenital heart disease where the tricuspid valve is absent (technically three valves present), these patients often times have a single ventricle and require a complex surgery to address it. Normal individuals have 4 main valves - tricuspid, mitral, pulmonic and aortic valves. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart cath and ablation?

Plumbing vs electric: Heart cath or angiogram is the procedure where the cardiologist injects the dye into arteries of the heart and looks at x ray images. Sometimes does balloon to dilate and/ or put in a stent. Heart ablation is electrophysiology procedure of breaking the electrical circuit of the heart to treat heart rhythm problems. ...Read more

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