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a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it

device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone

the entire one-piece shell of a snail and certain other molluscs

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one of the paired hinged shells of certain molluscs and of brachiopods

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aortic dilation rates in patients with bicuspid aortic valve correlations with cusp fusion phenotype.
Echocardiography showed bicuspid aortic valve with fusion of the right and non-coronary cusp, unruptured aneurysm of left coronary sinus of Valsalva bulging into left atrium, gross dilation of aortic root (aortic annulus: 2.
Cerebral emboli in the absence of valvular infection can occur17 deseased case of epileipsy was found suffering from congenital bicuspid aortic valve stenosis without infection and multiple intracerebral microbleeds19.
Her CT scan findings suggested bicuspid aortic valve, severe juxtaductal aortic coarctation, and postcoarctated descending thoracic aorta (DTA) that was mildly dilated.
North Northumberland coroner, Tony Brown, recorded a narrative verdict, saying "post-mortem examination established that Dr Fletcher's death may have been due to natural causes, as a result of a bicuspid aortic valve, barotrauma due to rapid though controlled ascent to the surface, or a combination of these causes.
Transesophageal echocardiograph showed a thickened bicuspid aortic valve with 5-7-mm vegetation.
The known risk factors include the following genetically-based conditions: bicuspid aortic valve families, familial thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (TAAD), Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and Turners syndrome.
Arecent echocardiogram had demonstrated a bicuspid aortic valve with good flow and minor regurgitation.
A diagnosis of RHD was made by echo-doppler if one or more of the following were present: a) Mitral stenosis; b) Mitral regurgitation (MR) and / or aortic regurgitation (AR) with regurgitation jet length of more than 2 cm in at least two echo planes, along with abnormal valve morphology (a bicuspid aortic valve to be excluded in cases with AR); c) MR and / or AR with regurgitant jet length of 1 -2 cm, and abnormal valve morphology, in the presence of a history suggestive of rheumatic fever.
New coverage includes genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease; bicuspid aortic valve disease; and ischemic mitral regurgitation.
Aaron Boone played for Houston this year, just five months after undergoing open heart surgery to replace a bicuspid aortic valve.
A bicuspid aortic valve was diagnosed after she became tired during Glastonbury in 2004.
We describe herein a Turkish ancestry 18-year-old female familial thrombocytopenia patient who presented with additional disease features of umbilical hernia, bicuspid aortic valve, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), ovarian agenesis and epilepsia.
Left ventricular outflow obstruction: Subaortic stenosis, bicuspid aortic valve, supravalvular aortic stenosis and coarctation of the aorta.
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV): Predominates in men and is present in at least 1% of the population.