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Rare encounters in echo lab : Abnormal right atrium and right ventricle by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 05 Nov 2010 2:56am A female child aged 14 was referred for progressive breathlessness  and  abdominal distension Abnormally dilated right atrium with significant pericardial effusion .www.drsvenkatesan.com Can you guess the diagnosis ? Apart form RA ,RV dilatation , the RV apex is seen filled with coarse treabeculations.This is believed to be ... Read on »
Atrial Flutter - What is Atrial Flutter and How is it Treated? by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Mon 23 Sep 2013 5:57am What is Atrial Flutter and How is Atrial Flutter Diagnosed? The normal beating of the heart is controlled by electrical impulses. Atrial flutter is an abnormal electrical short circuit that results in a rapid or irregular heartbeat. It can occur in either the left or right atriu ... Read on »
Atrial Flutter Treatment - Frequently Asked Questions by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Fri 03 Jan 2014 12:30pm The Atria are Like "Fuel Injectors" for the Ventricles Consultant Cardiologist and Atrial Flutter Specialist, Dr Oliver Segal describes how Atrial flutter is an abnormal electrical short circuit that results in a rapid or irregular heartbeat and where it can occurr i.e. in either the left or right at ... Read on »
This is the story how a PFO caused my stroke by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 11:53pm My Stroke While I have remained mostly silent about this issue over this past year, I now know I must let everyone hear my message so that I can help do something to educate others. Several months ago I had a stroke. It was revealed after months of testing that it was caused by a defect in my heart from birth called a patent foramen ov ... Read on »
This is the story how a PFO caused my stroke by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 3:26am 4 Comments My Stroke While I have remained mostly silent about this issue over this past year, I now know I must let everyone hear my message so that I can help do something to educate others. Several months ago I had a stroke. It was revealed after months of testing that it was caused by a defect in my heart from birth called a patent foramen ov ... Read on »
How to estimate right atrial pressure with echocardiography ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 03 Nov 2009 10:01pm Estimation of right atrial pressure (Often referred to as  central venous pressure (CVP) is a common hemodynamic excercise both at the bed side and in echocardiographic lab. A venous catheter inside the right atrium is probably  the best way to measure it accurately .But, there are  practical issues  for  putting and maintaining a CVP cathete ... Read on »
Why is the left atrial “v” wave taller than right atrial “v”wave ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 24 Sep 2011 11:11am We know the atrial pressure  wave forms vary between right and left  atrium .In the right atrium ”a” waves are  prominent and taller than “v” waves, while the reverse is true in left atrium . Typical filling pattern of Right side chambers .Note The tall A waves . Source : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2213/ Note the left at ... Read on »
Does the right ventricle really dilate in ventricular septal defect ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 20 Oct 2010 10:15am The following  questions  are asked frequently  in clinical cardiology classes on congenital heart disease. What are the chambers that dilate in ASD ? Right atrium and  right ventricle . What are the chambers that dilate in VSD ? LA, LV , ± RV, * Image courtesy Wikipedia While there is no controversy about ASD, ... Read on »
Perhaps PFO needs to be better recognized as a “Syndrome” to get equal treatment by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 14 Oct 2010 11:32am “After all, accurate diagnosis and treatment of plica in the knee, or “plica syndrome”, has an accepted surgical option after conservative treatment and medical management has failed.” – DP Dansereau, MS,PT for know-stroke.org First, here’s some quick background: Plica syndrome , while being quite well known to physical therapists ... Read on »
Happy Heart Day! by Alicia and Gavin Posted Sat 14 Feb 2009 12:00am On this day, that seems to revolve around hearts, I thought that I would give all of you a little lesson on the organ that we call the heart. Not only is it Valentine's Day, but it's the end of an important week (February 7-14) that raises awareness to Congenital Heart Defects. It's funny how this day takes on a whole new meaning when you have ... Read on »