Valvular Heart Disease

series:Cardiovascular MedicineThis book provides up-to-date and user-friendly guidance on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of heart and vascular disease. Chapters cover a broad range of issues related to valve disease, including rheumatic fever, aortic root dilatation, infective endocarditis, and heart disease in pregnancy. The physical examination of major valve lesions, imaging techniques, and choosing a balance ...
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This study aimed to explore the association between serum syndecan-1 and glypican-3 levels and the adverse perinatal outcome as well as the responses to the treatment of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA).MethodsThis prospective, case control study included 88 pregnant women (44 women with ICP and 44 healthy controls). The primary end points were the perinatal outcome and the response to UDCA therapy. A logistic regression model was used to identify the independent risk factors of adverse pregnancy outcomes and reduced response to UDCA therapy.ResultsWomen with ICP had significantly higher serum syndecan-1 (1.27 ± 0.36 ng/...
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This study describes orofacial features in 17 patients with WBS.
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Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by thromboembolic events or pregnancy-related complications caused by antiphospholipid antibodies. The following case reports a patient diagnosed with APS, osteoporosis, and atherosclerosis. The medication for treatment and control of the diseases were warfarin, low-molecular-weight heparin, aspirin, and alendronate. Clinical and radiographic examination revealed an intraoral fistula, with spontaneous purulent drainage in a 2-month previous tooth extraction area and signs of bone sequestrum both compatible with medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ).
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This study describes a 10-year-old male patient, clinically diagnosed as having SWB, with congenital aortic stenosis and mental retardation, who was followed up by a cardiologist, psychologist, geneticist, speech therapist, and physiotherapist.
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This Medicine MCQ Test Series contains 20 questions which can be attempted over 40 seconds each. After submission, answers and discussion will be displayed. Medicine MCQ Test Series 1 Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 20 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Information ...
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Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is an important cause of heart disease globally. Its management can encompass medical and procedural (catheter and surgical) interventions. Literature pertaining to the medical management of RHD from PubMed 1990–2016 and via selected article reference lists was reviewed. Areas included symptom management, left ventricular dysfunction, rate control in mitral stenosis, atrial fibrillation, anticoagulation, infective endocarditis prophylaxis, and management in pregnancy. Diuretics, angiotensin blockade and beta-blockers for left ventricular dysfunction, and beta-blockers and If inhibitors f...
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CONCLUSION: As a result of the increasing number and complexity of adult survivors with congenital heart disease more resources will be needed to cope with the demands of this novel cohort of complex patients in adult cardiology. PMID: 28634971 [PubMed - in process]
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Abstract Mitral valve prolapse is a benign condition. Mitral regurgitation is only complicated in patients with severe mitral valve prolapse. Women with mitral valve prolapse in the absence of other cardiovascular disorders tolerate pregnancy well and do not develop remarkable cardiac complications. Nevertheless, serious complications of mitral valve prolapse, including arrhythmia, infective endocarditis and cerebral ischemic events, can be present in pregnancy. Debates remain with regard to the use of prophylactic antibiotics and β -blockers in the pregnant women with mitral valve prolapse. The prognosis of the pregn...
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This study found that though it is often associated with coronary artery disease (CAD), it can also occur in those without significant CAD. It was not specifically associated with disease of right coronary artery disease. This cardioinhibitory response may be a manifestation of the Bezold-Jarisch reflex. Bezold-Jarisch reflex inhibits sympathetic activity (sympathetic withdrawal) and increases parasympathetic activity, resulting in bradycardia, which may be associated with vasodilatation, nausea and hypotension. Bezold-Jarisch has been described in the setting of inferior wall infarction and coronary angiography. Origin...
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