Rheumatic heart disease

Your heart has four valves. Normally, these valves open to let blood flow through or out of your heart, and then shut to keep it from flowing backward. But sometimes they don't work properly. If they don't, you could haveRegurgitation - when blood leaks back through the valve in the wrong directionMitral valve prolapse - when one of the valves, the mitral valve, has "floppy" flaps and doesn't close tightly. It's one of the most common heart valve conditions. Sometimes it causes regurgitation.Stenosis - when the valve doesn't open enough and blocks blood flowValve problems can be present at birth or caused by infections, heart attacks, or heart disease or damage. The main sign of heart valve disease is an unusual heartbeat sound called a heart murmur. Your doctor can hear a heart murmur with a stethoscope. But many people have heart murmurs without having a problem. Heart tests can show if you have a heart valve disease. Some valve problems are minor and do not need treatment. Others might require medicine, medical procedures, or surgery to repair or replace the valve.NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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heart valve diseases
aortic stenosis
heart murmur
valvular heart diseases
valvular heart disease
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56/M, with h/o Rheumatic heart disease,MS, with c/o difficulty in respiration on extortion. Please interpret the ECG

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Atrial Fibrillation RBBB Occ Ventricular ectopics


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