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  • mitral valve regurgi
  • CONCLUSION: We believe that in most patients with long-standing mitral valve regurgitation, thinned out papillary muscles and elongated chordae tendineae that are not amenable to repair, valve replacement with the preservation of the entire native valve is possible and should be encouraged. (biomedsearch.com)
  • BLOOD VESSELS
  • Thoracic surgeons are similar to heart surgeons, except they have additional training in the entire cardiorespiratory system and in how your blood vessels work with your lungs and airways. (vitals.com)
  • Diseases
  • They're trained to offer surgical treatment for tumors and abnormalities in these areas as well as respiratory and heart conditions like lung cancer, heart disease and diseases in the diaphragm. (vitals.com)
  • In Brazil, valve diseases represent a significant number of hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases, and rheumatic fever is the main cause, responsible for 70% of the cases . (bjcvs.org)
  • Disease
  • Coronary Heart Disease Get the facts about coronary heart disease. (vitals.com)
  • Severe aortic valve stenosis is a common cardiac disease among the elderly. (rbccv.org)
  • Aortic stenosis (AS) is the aortic valve disease most commonly found and is present in 4.5% of the population over 75 years. (bjcvs.org)
  • Rheumatic fever is often associated with mitral valve disease and, despite the reduction in its incidence in developed countries, it is still very common in Brazil and other Latin American countries, particularly in younger patients . (bjcvs.org)
  • Bioprosthetic
  • Bioprosthetic valve degeneration due to cholesterol deposition in a patient with normal lipid profile. (biomedsearch.com)
  • This observation confirms that cholesterol deposition contributes to bioprosthetic valve degeneration, but that this can occur even in patients with low levels of LDL-C. It suggests that the characteristics of the valve are more critical than the patient's level of LDL-C. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Stenosis
  • OBJECTIVE: Aortic stenosis (AS) patients are often severely symptomatic at the time of aortic valve replacement (AVR). (chalmers.se)
  • The main causes of AS are congenital stenosis, aortic valve calcification, bicuspid or tricuspid stenosis and degenerative rheumatic fever. (bjcvs.org)
  • Pneumonectomy
  • We performed a mitral valve replacement combined with a Ravitch procedure in a young female with previous left pneumonectomy and pectus excavatum. (bjcvs.org)
  • papillary
  • The papillary anomalous muscles and the subaortic membrane were resected through aortotomy after soft traction of the aortic valve cusps ( Figures 1 to 4 ). (rbccv.org.br)