Ventricular fibrillation

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Ventricular fibrillation – Definition

The ventricles are the large lower chamber of the heart. They are responsible for moving blood to the organs and tissues of the body. In ventricular fibrillation, the heart’s ventricles contract in a rapid and chaotic manner. As a result, little or no blood is pumped from the heart. Unless medical help is provided immediately, ventricular fibrillation will lead to cardiovascular collapse and sudden death.

Tricuspid valve disease

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(Tricuspid Regurgitation; Tricuspid Stenosis)

Tricuspid valve disease – Definition

Tricuspid valve disease refers to damage to the tricuspid heart valve. This valve is located between the atrium (upper chamber) and the ventricle (lower pumping chamber) of the right side of the heart. The tricuspid valve has three cusps, or flaps, that control the direction and flow of blood.

Thalassemia

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(Mediterranean Anemia; Cooley’s Anemia; Thalassemia Major; Thalassemia Minor)

Thalassemia – Definition

Thalassemia is an inherited disorder. It leads to the decreased production and increased destruction of red blood cells. Hemoglobin in the red blood cells carry oxygen for all organs in the body. The loss of red blood cells results in low hemoglobin. This leads to anemia. The decreased oxygen will impair the ability to maintain normal functions.