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1

Aortic Regurgitation is seen when

During Diastole

2

What adaptation does the heart develop for aortic regurgitation

Eccentric hypertrophy...myocytes multiply in series and the heart dilates and gets thicker

3

Aortic Stenosis is heard when

systole

4

What adaptation does the heart have for stenosis

Concentric hypertrophy....myocytes multiply in parallel. Walls are thickened and volume dimineshed

5

When looking at mitral stenosis, what two things do you want to look at when deciding whether or not to send someone to surgery

What is the gradient (difference in diastolic pressure between the left atrium and left ventricle)
What is the flow? CO

6

How do you tell acute mitral valve prolapse from chronic

Look for left atrial dilation...if none, its acute

7

Mitral valve prolapse

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