Definition Hypoplastic left heart syndrome occurs when parts of the left side of the heart (mitral valve, left ventricle, aortic valve, and aorta) do not develop completely. The condition is congenital (present at birth). Alternative Names HLHS Causes, incidence, and risk factors Hypoplastic left heart is a rare type of congenital heart disease. It is more common in males than in females. As with most congenital heart defects, there is no known cause. Approximately 10% of patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome also have other birth defects. The problem develops before birth when there is not enough growth of the left ventricle and other structures, including the: Aorta -- the blood vessel that carries oxygen-rich blood from the left ventricle to the entire body Entrance and exit of the ventricle Mitral and aortic valves This causes the left ventricle and aorta to be incompletely developed, or hypoplastic. In most cases, the left ventricle and aorta are much smaller than normal. In patients...
Alternative Names Angiography - right heart Normal Values See Swan-Ganz catheterization. What abnormal results mean Abnormal connections between the right and left side of the heart Abnormalities of the right atrium, such as atrial myxoma (rarely) Abnormalities of the valve on the right side of the heart Abnormal pressures or volumes Weakened pumping function of the right ventricle (this could be due to many causes)
I have Lyme, b12 problems, right branch block, MVP, leaky valve, and headaches. I'm 37 and today I had sharp stabbing pain in the top right side of my head with pain in right eye and cheek. Also teeth and jaw had discomfort. This lasted about an hour now i'm tired and heart rate is about 82 bpm and I can feel it pounding, or it feels like it to me. I just have been feeling weird all day. What do you think might be going on? Thank you, Christy.
Even without your medical history, we wouldn't attempt to diagnose via the internet. It's simply not safe. The only person who can tell you what's going on is a doctor who can review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, and examine you - in person.
Given what you list of your medical history, you need to call your doctor as soon as you read this, if you haven't already. Although your symptoms could be some type of headach...
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