Some viruses that cause gastroenteritis are more common in certain seasons, while others can strike year-round. Rotavirus, for example, moves across the United States in a wave that starts in the Southwest in autumn and wraps up in the Northeast in spring. Astrovirus, too, is most common during the winter months. Norovirus and adenovirus, on the other hand, are active every month of the year, although adenovirus experiences slightly higher rates of infection in the summer months.
James T. Jakes, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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Are gastrointestinal viruses more common during certain parts of the year?
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What is an acquired heart disease?
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons answeredMuch more rarely than congenital heart disease (CHD), children have acquired heart disease, that is, they were not born with heart disease but they acquired it after birth. These diseases include inflammatory heart disease such as rheumatic heart disease that occurs after rheumatic fever or infectious heart disease, such as endocarditis or trauma to the heart (cardiac trauma). The operations used to treat acquired heart disease in children are similar to those used to treat CHD.
Who performs a cardiac catheterization?
Cathy Provins-Churbock, PhD, Critical Care Medicine, answeredCardiac Catherizations are generally performed by Interventional Cardiologists. These are cardiologists with additional speciality training in invasive cardiac procedures such as catherization and cardiac interventions.
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