Tag Archives: Heart Valves

What valve has been replaced?

December 16, 2014

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Here is a patient with a cardiac valve…he did not know which valve was replaced.  Which one is it?

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RadDaily.com helps with this dilemma:

http://www.raddaily.com/whitepaperarticle.php?articleTitle=Cardiac+Valves:+Assessment+and+Identification

If we apply the rules from RadDaily.com to our patient, it appears he has an aortic valve:

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AV = Aortic Valve*

TV = Tricuspid Valve*

MV = Mitral Valve*

PV = Pulmonic Valve*

*These are anticipated locations.  The locations could be altered if the patient has anatomic variations such as chamber enlargement, cardiac rotation, etc.

RadDaily also has additional information using flow directional clues from the shape of the valves.  Check it out!

Author:  Russell Jones, MD

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What valve has been replaced?

December 10, 2014

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Here is a patient with a prosthetic cardiac valve…he did not know which valve was replaced.  Which one is it?

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Answer to follow.

Author:  Russell Jones, MD

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