Tag: valvular heart disease

  • Monitoring a Patient Valve

    Monitoring a Patient Valve

    Warning: • Any valve must consult a cardiologist once a year. • The Doppler echocardiography is the most accurate monitoring technology. • The infective endocarditis prophylaxis is no longer systematic in most cases, but a periodic dental check is imperative (2 times per year). • Avoid piercing, tattoos. • Blood cultures in doubt Clinic: The…

  • Heart failure in adults

    Heart failure in adults

    Heart failure is defined as the inability of the heart muscle to ensure normal haemodynamic function. The left heart failure (often secondary to coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and / or hypertension) is the most common form. We distinguish: – Chronic heart failure with insidious onset, – Acute heart failure involving the immediate life-threatening,…