Tag Archives: Cardiac muscle

Echocardiography – Part 1 – What is an echocardiogram


By Julian Booker, MD An echocardiogram or echo for short, is a powerful tool used primarily by cardiologists to evaluate the heart’s structure and function. An echocardiogram is a type of sonogram which means that it uses sound waves to … Continue reading

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Aortic stenosis?!!


Our body’s primary artery, the aorta, supplies blood to the entire body. The aortic valve allows blood to flow from the heart into the aorta but prevents blood from leaking back into the heart.  In aortic stenosis, sometimes called aortic … Continue reading

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Mitral Valve Prolapse – Part 4, Introduction to Mitral Regurgitation: The Leaky Mitral Valve


By Mustafa I. Ahmed, MD So far we have discussed what mitral valve prolapse is, and what causes it. If you have not read the previous sections yet, then I suggest you go read those first to have a basic … Continue reading

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