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What is the mechanism of chest pain in mitral valve prolapse syndrome ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Mechanism of chest pain in mitral valve prolapse  include Mitral valve  has pain fibers , the myxomatous degeneration  of the valve tissue generates pain .* (Not much evidence ) Mitral valve stress...
FDA Warning: Pradaxa Should Not Be Used by Atrial Fibrillation Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves by Mellanie H. Patient Expert Good to see the FDA moving on this as we’re starting to hear of afib patients with mechanical heart valves getting Pradaxa. Here is the FDA announcement… ISSUE: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for Testing Artificial Heart Valve by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven , said Friday it received U.S. regulatory approval to begin testing a new artificial heart valve... to study the company's CoreValve system in the U.S. The product has already been implanted in 12,000...
What is the mechanism of LV dysfunction in severe longstanding aortic stenosis ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor valve is the underlying pathology . Many of the degenerative aortic valve is thought to be  a sequel to bicuspid aortic valve .The exact incidence of BCAV  contributing to degenerative aortic  stenosis...
What are the mechanisms of mitral regurgitation in HOCM ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor it predominately involves  LV myocardium and we know LV muscle mass is an integral part of  mitral valve apparatus , it is natural HOCM  has a major  impact on   mitral valve function . The mechanism  of MR in HOCM...
Mechanisms of rheumatic mitral regurgitation by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor is  related to the mechanism of MR. If there is chordal shortening due to fibrosis  of mitral valve  co... Mitral regurgitation is  one of  the most common lesion of rheumatic heart disease .Mechanism...
What is the mechanism of renal failure in infective endocarditis ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor involvement. The following  mechanisms are attributed   for  rapid deterioration of renal function... , IE patients require  valve replacement or vegetation/abscess  removal  as an  emergency or semi emergency...
Debating Heart Valve Choices by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine valve choices. He was given the choice of either a mechanical or natural valve made from pig or cow tissue. The mechanical valve lasts forever, with a slight risk of malfunction. His surgeon...
What is the effect of VPDs on mitral valve motion by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor while imaging the heart.It is often missed if one do not concentrate on the mitral valve motion. Note :The VPD convert the typical M pattern into a inverted U pattern in mitral valve. One...
Mechanism of Austin flint murmur by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor leaks back in to LV, the regurgitant  jet mechanically interferes with mitral valve opening and hence a functional obstruction to mitral inflow .This generates a mid and late diastolic murmur from the mitral valve...

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