Pulmonary Regurgitation

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In this video you can see pulmonary regurgitation in the ultrasound image. Pulmonic regurgitation refers to retrograde flow from the pulmonary artery into the right ventricle during diastole. The most common causes for a leaky pulmonary valve is pulmonary hypertension or a congenital heart defect. There are usually no early symptoms that would be noticed by the patient. Signs that can be detected in a medical exam include a certain type of murmur heard when the heart is between heart beats. Pulmonic regurgitation is seldom severe enough to warrant special treatment because the right ventricle normally adapts to low-pressure volume overload without difficulty. High-pressure volume overload leads to right-sided heart strain and, ultimately, heart failure.

tags: heart disease regurgitation pulmonary regurgitation pulmonary valve pulmonary valve disease


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