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  • pulmonary
  • Pulmonary insufficiency (or incompetence, or regurgitation) is a condition in which the pulmonary valve is incompetent and allows backflow from the pulmonary artery to the right ventricle of the heart during diastole. (wikipedia.org)
  • medical citation needed] Among the causes of pulmonary insufficiency are: Pulmonary hypertension Infective endocarditis Rheumatic heart disease Connective tissue disease Carcinoid syndrome Congestive abnormalities Tetralogy of Fallot, Prosthetic heart valve The pathophysiology is due to diastolic pressure variations between the pulmonary artery and right ventricle, differences are often very small, but increase regurgitation. (wikipedia.org)
  • The superior vena cava (SVC), which carries blood returning from the upper body, is disconnected from the heart and instead redirected into the pulmonary arteries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension with death during right heart catheterization. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • Patients with situs ambiguous are considered isomeric in that they have organs with two right-sides or two left-sides, most commonly observed in relation to the atria of the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is estimated that 5-10% of isomeric patients have mesocardia, in which the heart is positioned at the center of the thorax, 25-50% have dextrocardia, in which the apex of the heart is pointed toward the right side of the thorax, and 50 - 70% have levocardia, in which the apex of the heart is pointed toward the left side of the thorax. (wikipedia.org)
  • Health
  • Edward Bove (b ca. 1947) is an American pediatric cardiac surgeon who has worked in the University of Michigan Health System most of his career. (wikipedia.org)
  • He had internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital under Alfred Blalock, and then spent two years as a Senior Assistant Surgeon at the National Heart Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. (wikipedia.org)
  • Members of the Tacoma Orthopedic Association saw a need for a specialized pediatric health care center in Tacoma. (wikipedia.org)
  • children
  • Motivated by the ability to now treat congenital heart disease, enabled through the use of the cardiac bypass pump, Hoffman was part of a team of physicians who introduced the use of the single lead electrocardiogram to screen school children. (wikipedia.org)
  • team
  • Late in 2004, he led a team that successfully kept a child alive with a newly developed heart pump until a heart transplant could be performed. (wikipedia.org)
  • child
  • Children's National Heart Institute provides many family-centered services because we understand that when a child is ill, it affects the entire family. (childrensnational.org)
  • No child of this country shall die of heart disease because of poverty. (wikipedia.org)