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What are acyanotic heart defects?
Healthwise answeredAcyanotic heart defects are heart problems that develop before or at birth but do not normally interfere with the amount of oxygen or blood that reaches the body's tissues. Acyanotic heart defects include ventricular septal defect (VSD), atrial septal defect (ASD), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), pulmonary valve stenosis, aortic valve stenosis and coarctation of the aorta. Acyanotic heart defects do not usually cause cyanosis, a bluish tint to the skin, lips and nail beds due to reduced oxygen flow. If cyanosis develops in a person with acyanotic heart defects, it is typically a result of increased activity (such as crying and feeding) during which more oxygen is needed.
What is more important total cholesterol or cholesterol ratio?
The total cholesterol is a simple, inexpensive test that provides a lot of information. Watch this video to learn more from Dr. Curtis Mann about total cholesterol and cholesterol ratio.
What is an absent pulmonary valve?
Johns Hopkins Medicine answered
Absent pulmonary valve is a rare defect in children in which the pulmonary valve, through which blood is pumped by the right ventricle to the lungs, is largely absent and leaks. It usually occurs in conjunction with a number of other heart-related defects.
The absence of the pulmonary valve results in mild to massive dilatation (enlargement) of the pulmonary arteries. In addition, there may also be a large ventricular septal defect (VSD), or hole in the dividing wall (septum) between the right and left ventricles.As a result of the malformation of the pulmonary valve, the pulmonary artery becomes greatly enlarged and may interfere with breathing by compressing the bronchial tubes. The large ventricular septal defect allows the mixing of oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor blood in the two ventricles.
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