• pulmonary
  • For example, obesity or pulmonary disease (emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD), may interfere with the ability to obtain adequate images of the heart when the transducer is placed on the chest wall. (nyhq.org)
  • repair
  • Older age at repair ( P =0.008) and preoperative New York Heart Association class III or IV ( P =0.038) were independent predictors of late mortality. (ahajournals.org)