Valvular Heart Disease

30/09/2013 by admin | Cardiology

is any disease process involving one or more of the valves of the heart

  1. Tetralogy of Fallot is a congenital heart defect with four abnormalities, one of which is stenosis of the pulmonary valve.
  2. Ebstein’s anomaly is an abnormality of the tricuspid valve
  3. Rheumatic fever was in the past a common cause of valvular heart disease (referred to as “rheumatic heart disease”).
  4. Inflammation of the heart valves due to any cause is called endocarditis; this is usually due to bacterial infection but may also be due to cancer (marantic endocarditis), certain autoimmune conditions (Libman-Sacks endocarditis) and hypereosinophilic syndrome (Loeffler endocarditis).
  5. Order of common(ness):
    1. o M[R]>A>T>P!   
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