cardiac valve

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Noun1.cardiac valve - a valve to control one-way flow of bloodcardiac valve - a valve to control one-way flow of blood
ticker, heart, pump - the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
leaflet, cusp - a thin triangular flap of a heart valve
atrioventricular valve - either of two heart valves through which blood flows from the atria to the ventricles; prevents return of blood to the atrium
semilunar valve - a heart valve with cusps shaped like half-moons; prevents blood from flowing back into the heart
valve - a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
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Open Heart Surgery : Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and cardiac valve operations
Nevertheless, the fact that [approximately equal to] 20% of the cardiac valve tissues were PCR positive for Bartonella perhaps indicates that the bacteria had localized to the valves of infected coyotes.
2) The etiology of the fat macroemboli is most likely related to surgical incision around the cardiac valve near epicardial and/or pericardial fat.
In 24 chapters, anesthesiologists and cardiologists from the US explain the principles of ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound; transducers and instrumentation; equipment, infection control, and safety; quantitative M-mode and 2D echocardiography; quantitative Doppler; Doppler profiles and assessment of diastolic function; cardiac, pericardium and extra-cardiac, and cardiac valve anatomy and pathology; intra-cardiac masses and devices; left ventricular and segmental left ventricular systolic function; the 17 segment model; assessment of perioperative events and problems; congenital heart disease; artifacts and pitfalls; related diagnostic modalities; the structured TEE examination; and sonographic formulas.
The preliminary data on this new treatment modality show that the procedure provides a minimally invasive alternative to cardiac valve surgery.
Until invention of a caged ball valve prosthesis, rheumatic cardiac valve failure had been a deadly disease with death rate of 12/100.
A team of specialists from the Heart Hospital, including technicians and anaesthetists, on October 15 performed two different surgeries making use of the new Transcatheter Aoritc Valve Implantation System (TAVI) technique to replace the cardiac valve in two patients, a 75-year-old Qatari woman and a 61-year-old Pakistani male.
The team specializes in complex cardiac surgery cases, including all aspects of cardiac valve surgery and surgery for heart arrhythmia.
This paper analyzes the variance in costs, payments, and hospital contribution margins for 1,858 Medicare and privately insured patients undergoing one major surgical procedure, cardiac valve replacement surgery.
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It will affect people waiting for heart bypass and cardiac valve surgery and letters have already been sent to GPs.
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