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The Aortic dissection : What you wanted to know about true and false lumen ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 24 Mar 2009 3:58pm Why is identifying false and true lumen important ? This helps the interventional cardiologist to plan the specific therapeutic procedure . Is it really difficult to differentiate the two ? O ne may wonder , why is that  difficult  to identify  the true aortic lumen by echo, after  all  , the LV empties the blood into true aortic ... Read on »
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Stroke by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted Tue 12 May 2009 3:48pm Today I am writing to bring your attention to another gene found in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm. There is a nice genetic review on the subject at GeneTests.org The problem with Aneurysms is that they are essentially ticking time bombs in the body often waiting to explode and ultimately kill you by bleeding in your brain, chest or belly. ... Read on »
Which is the commonest type of bicuspid aortic valve ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 27 Sep 2011 11:46am Bicuspid aortic valve (BCAV) is  one of the common  congenital abnormality of heart . Incidence can be 1-2% of population . It can result in premature aortic degeneration with Aortic stenosis/Aortic regurgitation or both . The normal development and arrangement of three cusps is altered ( rather interrupted )  during fetal life. There c ... Read on »
Edwards Lifesciences Receives FDA Approval For Magna Ease Aortic Valve by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 12 May 2009 3:59pm One more alternative for open heart surgery with a minimally invasive procedure, no big incision down the middle of the chest and a smaller amount of recovery time for patients.  Initially we saw blockages being treated in this fashion and now the valve can be replaced with almost the same type of procedure.  One thing for sure though, you certai ... Read on »
One more cause for dynamic LVOT obstruction : Abnormal Aortic angle ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 22 Feb 2011 10:57pm Inter-ventricular septum is generally in parallel alignment with Anterior aspect of root of aorta. Have a look at this echo form a 65year old man Note the classical bend of basal IVS encroaching the LVOT. Aortic valve opens normally.   The basal septum Projecting into LVOT Pseudo LVOT gradient. It was about 25mmhg w ... Read on »
Land mark concepts in cardiology : Biochemical diagnosis of aortic dissection by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 5:15pm                                        Aortic dissection is a complex cardiac problem and a  killer disease .Even though it is a fancier to make a  diagnosis  of aortic dissection in any intractable chest (or back )pain   the  most common error  committed by physicians is failure to recognise it  . Is it possible to diagnose or atleast sus ... Read on »
Every thing about bicuspid aortic valve : A fascinating review article by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 06 Feb 2011 1:35pm   Bicuspid aortic valve is  probably the commonest congenital heart disease. It can be a totally benign entity and can be incidental finding in many . Only a fraction progress to pathological entities like aortic stenosis , aortic root dilatation  etc . Those afflicted need periodic echocardiography These valves are prone ... Read on »
Catheter whip + Calcium in aortic valve = Stroke . . . but TAVI is safe ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 19 Jun 2011 8:59am There was a time  , even  cardiac catheterisation was contraindicated if the aortic valve  is  significantly calcified. LV angiogram was judiciously  avoided in all such patients . Why ? A significant increase in disabling strokes were witnessed .Those were the time  a sense of  fear (common sense ?)   prevailed . Every one was following this d ... Read on »
Cardiology Update by Hank Osborne Posted Mon 21 Feb 2011 11:50pm Caden has been off oxygen for about a week and a half and has been doing pretty good over all.  The picture on the right shows how much he enjoys being a big brother.  He took Levi (9 months this week) for a ride on the slide at the local park this past week. I have been asked by a few people how things are going with Caden and our f ... Read on »
Cardiologist update by Carrie Ostrea Posted Thu 30 Dec 2010 5:21am We finally got a followup for Hannah’s ‘slightly enlarged aorta’ that was first noticed on our initial trip to the NIH almost a year and a half ago.   It was my fault really.  It was just not high on my list of specialists to get settled, but I knew it had to be done once we were settled.  She last had it checked out back in February in Texas, ... Read on »