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469720 tn?1388146349 Peripheral Vascular Disease and Cardiovascular Disease affects over 12 million people in the US and the most concerning aspect of that high number is that most people are not diagnosed early. Our ability to successfully manage the process is significantly improved when the conditions are diagnosed early. Early identification is improved when the public is informed about the risk factors and symptoms of the disease.
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7465131 tn?1391023265 Hi, it could be an bicuspid aortic valve. In bicuspid aortic valve disease (BAVD), the valve has only two leaflets. With this deformity, the valve doesn't function perfectly, but it may function adequately for years without causing symptoms or obvious signs of a problem. Calcium deposits on and around the leaflets eventually cause the valve to stiffen and narrow, a condition known as stenosis. If the bicuspid valve does not close completely, blood can flow backwards into the heart.
Avatar m tn //www.medhelp.org/posts/Heart-Disease/Myxomatous-Changes/show/252592 "Myxomatous changes of the mitral valve means that the valve leaflets contain extra connective tissue. This extra tissue causes the leaflets to abnormally extend into the top chamber(left atrium) of the heart. These findings can lead to worsening of regurgitation across the valve.
Avatar n tn We all have 4 valves, but sometimes an indiviudal may have 2 leaflets instead of 3 leaflets with the aortic vavle. The aortic valve is a one-way valve between the heart and the aorta, the main artery from the heart that distributes oxygen-rich blood to the body. Normally, the aortic valve has three small flaps or leaflets that open widely and close securely to regulate blood flow, allowing blood to flow from the heart to the aorta and preventing blood from flowing backwards into the heart.
Avatar n tn I would like to purchase a book on nutrition for heart disease prevention but after an hour of surfing through Amazon, I have no idea which one to get. I want one that is up to date with current research. Any recommendations? Thank you so much for your help!
Avatar f tn I was wondering if anyone knew the disease/syndrome of a problem i had recently heard about. I had heard about a heart valve disinegrating but it being to wrong valve? i was wondering if anyone knew what it was could and/or how this happens?
Avatar m tn Hi, I am 37 years old.I had a history of Rheumatic Heart Disease at the age of 12. and was following the penicillin Injections [Penidure] till the age of 20. After that it was discontinued on my own. Two weeks back, i have had a severe chest pain while traveling.
Avatar m tn An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and an estimated 600,000 more may suffer from an often misdiagnosed subtype called "hippocampal sparing" Alzheimer’s Since there’s no conventional cure, the issue of prevention is absolutely critical if you want to avoid becoming an Alzheimer’s statistic.
Avatar m tn my heart (aortic root diammeter ) is shortend by 3mm from the normale range(22-36mm) so what is its side effect , how it is corrected and so on.
Avatar n tn recently had my 2D echo. the results says i have a valvular heart disease; anterior mitral valve prolapse with severe mitral regurgitation. what is this all about and what's the risk behind this disease?
Avatar f tn SO in very basic terms, if the ring was put in place when your heart was out of shape, due to self modification to compensate for a leaking mitral valve, and surgery was performed to align the leaflets, there is a big chance that as the heart has modified itself back towards a normal shape, that the valve has been affected again, squashed or pulled out of shape. This is not as uncommon as you think and is why valves should be repaired before they reach the severe stage of leaking.
787406 tn?1339203183 To come on suddenly would be medical emergency, and the cause could be the rupture of the papillary heart muscle (area that attaches chords to valve leaflets) or the chords could break away from the leaflets, etc. Sometimes perhaps the left ventricle can quickly enlarge and that would skew the opening (orifice), but there would be other signs and symptoms associated.
Avatar m tn Mitral chordae are strings of muscle that attach to the valve leaflets and heart wall and acts as a hinge to open and close the leaflets. If the leaflets do not tightly close the valve opening there would be backflow of blood from the left ventricle back into the left atrium. Trace of mitral valve regurgitation indicates no problem with the leaflets properly closing so there doesn't appear to be any serious problem at the present time according to the post.
Avatar f tn Good systole function indicates the heart has good contractility inspite of the enlarged heart...but left untreated the heart will lose its contractility (pumping power) and cause heart failure. The problems with your father's mitral valve are due to the leaflets not closing properly to cover the valve opening when the heart pumps. Torn chordae will not have proper control of the leaflet. Chordae is stringlike or a chord, if you will, that attaches leaflets to the heart wall.