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Echocardiography – Part 2 – Transesophageal echo


By Julian Booker, MD Transesophageal echocardiography, or TEE, is a special echo technique that your physician may request. During a TEE, the transducer is not placed on the chest but is swallowed by the patient. The probe is about the … Continue reading

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Mitral Valve Prolapse – Part 6, Alarm, Confusion, Controversy, Frustration and Getting to Where We Need to be


By Mustafa I. Ahmed, MD MVP – Controversy and Frustration There are very few conditions that have drawn as much controversy and as much frustration for patients and physicians over the years as mitral valve prolapse. On one hand, if … 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 2, What’s happening to the valve?


By Mustafa I. Ahmed, MD When initially described as a relatively common cause of mitral valve disease in the 1950’s, mitral valve prolapse (MVP) was known as ‘floppy valve syndrome.’ The underlying process making the valve floppy is technically termed … Continue reading

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Mitral Valve Prolapse – Part 1, Lets Start With the Basics


By Mustafa I. Ahmed MD What is the Mitral Valve ? Blood flow through the left side of the heart is simple. It goes from the top chamber of the heart, to the bottom chamber of the heart then out … Continue reading

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