Heart Disorders

  1. Acute pericarditis
    Inflammation of pericardium causing pain and friction rub.
  2. Cardiac Tamponade
    Compression of the heart by an abnormal accumulation of fluid or clotted blood in the pericardial cavity that intereferes with ventricular iflling.
  3. What is cardiomyopathy?
    Disease of the myocardium that cause dilation and failure of hte heart, thinning of hte heart or thickening of the interventricular septum.
  4. What is inefective endocaditis?
    Inflammation fo endocardium due to bacterial infection.
  5. Myocardial ischemia
    Inadequate blood flwo to mycardium because of atherosclerosis causing a heart attack.
  6. Pericardial Effusion
    Seepage of fluid from the pericardium into pericardial cavity resulting from pericarditis.

    This may cause cardiac tamponade.
  7. Septal defects
    • Abnormal openings in enteatrial or interventricular septum.¬†
    • Results in blood fro mright atrum flowing directly into the left.
    • May also results from blood from the left ventricel returnign to the right ventricle.
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Heart Disorders