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Dr. Yu Sun Dr. Sun
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What sort of problem is aortic regurgitation?

Dr. Yu Sun Dr. Sun
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What sort of problem is aortic regurgitation?

Valve disease: A herited or acquried valve disease, a variety of methods to treat aortic regurgitation and to replace aorticvalves have already been successfully employed in patients. ...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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What sort of problem is aortic stenosis?

What sort of problem is aortic stenosis?

Blockage: It is a blockage of the valve leading from the heart. This can result in heart failure and a decrease in the ability of the heart to output blood to the rest of the body due to blockage in the aorta. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an aortic aneurysm?

What sort of problem is an aortic aneurysm?

Serious: Aortic aneurysm indicates ballooning of the aorta which could burst if it exceeds certain diameter between 5-5.5 cm. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

What sort of problem is an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Dilation: It is a swelling or dilation of a vessel due to weakness in the wall of the vessel (aorta). The concern is the risk for rupture, which can cause severe pain and massive bleeding. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is atherosclerosis?

What sort of problem is atherosclerosis?

Disease of arteries: Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory process which occurs in arteries. Advanced stages cause narrowing of the arteries involved. The narrowing can lead to complete blockage of blood flow or to what is termed "plaque rupture" (when pieces of the lining of diseased artery break free. Clot forms and floats downstream). In the heart this causes heart attacks, in the brain this causes strokes. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an aneurysm?

What sort of problem is an aneurysm?

Enlarged blood vesse: An aneurysm is an enlarged blood vessel typically created by a weakness in the wall. The pouching is generally thin and weak and prone to rupture. Think of a tire that gets bubbles in its wall before popping. They can happen anywhere, but aorta and brain are common. They have many causes, but high blood pressure and smoking are often factors. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is ascites?

What sort of problem is ascites?

Fluid : Ascites is fluid buildup in the abdomen. Although most commonly found in patients with liver failure or cirrhosis, it can also be caused by certain cancers and heart failure. ...Read more

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What is the significance of a distressed heart valve?

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
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What is the significance of a distressed heart valve?

Not a commonly: Used expression...Does the valve leak or is it steno tic & what is the severity of such condition. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is atrial fibrillation?

What sort of problem is atrial fibrillation?

Irregular: Atrial fibrillation occurs when the atria, which deliver blood to the ventricles, receive an abnormal electrical signal and then beat erratically instead of in a coordinated, strong beat. The danger of atrial fibrillation is that the blood in the atria tends to stay there instead of getting pumped fully into the ventricles. This slow moving blood in the atria can then form blood clots. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor is responsible for diagnosing mitral valve prolapse?

What kind of doctor is responsible for diagnosing mitral valve prolapse?

Cardiologist : Mvp is a diagnosis made by echocardiography which is read by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is arteriosclerosis of the heart?

What sort of problem is arteriosclerosis of the heart?

Arteriosclerosis: Arteriosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries. This happens from fat, cholesterol or other harmful substances stick to the wall of the artery and form a plaque. Over time, the plaque can grow and end up closing off most of the artery. This causes a decreased blood flow and you can get problems with the heart from not getting enough blood. ...Read more

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What is the significance of a sticky heart valve?

What is the significance of a sticky heart valve?

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 more

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What sort of problem is an atrial septal defect?

What sort of problem is an atrial septal defect?

ASD: ASD is a congenital (present since birth) heart defect in which the wall that separates the 2 upper chambers (atria) is perforated allowing the abnormal mixing of oxygenated and un-oxygenated blood. If large enough, it can lead to rhythm disturbances and heart failure but if small, no treatment is necessary. Echo and MRI are very accurate in assessing the severity. It is correctable/curable. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an atrial flutter?

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What sort of problem is an atrial flutter?

Less common than AF: Atrial fluter less common than atrial fibrillation, and is often a indcator of future atrial fibrillation onset. You may not notice them, or you may feel a flutering in your chest. Atrial flutter can be caused by scarring in the heart resulting from prior cardiac disease or heart surgery, but it can also occur in some patients with no other identifiable heart problems. ...Read more

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What is the significance of a narrowed heart valve?

What is the significance of a narrowed heart valve?

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 more

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What sort of problem is anencephaly?

What sort of problem is anencephaly?

Failure of closure: The fetus is busy around 20-30 days in when the nervous system starts forming along a line like a trench. The trench folds in on itself and begins to form a tube, sealing itself in the middle first and moving toward both ends like two zippers. When the top end fails to close, many brain structures don't form & we have anencephaly.At the bottom, we get spina bifida. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is arachnodactyly?

What sort of problem is arachnodactyly?

Spider-like fingers: Seen in marfans syndrome. Abe lincoln had it. ...Read more

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What is the pathogenesis of a mitral valve prolapse ?

What is the pathogenesis of a mitral valve prolapse ?

Myxomatous change: Mitral valve prolapse is due to the mitral valve tissue being slightly redundant. Often this is related to slight thickening of the tissue and stretching of the chords that guide how far the valve moves. Sometimes the valve leaks, other times not. In may cases this is completely benign. Sometimes people feel their heart skip. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Aortic Regurgitation (Definition)

When the valve dividing the lower left heart chamber (left ventricle) and the main artery that leads to the body (the aorta) doesn't close properly, causing blood to flow backward ...Read more