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Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

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(AAA Repair)

Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair – Definition

The aorta is the largest artery in the body. The abdominal portion of the aorta carries blood to the abdomen, pelvis, and legs. Sometimes the walls of the aorta weaken and bulge in one area. This is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA’s are most often caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) and high blood pressure.

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

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Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome – Definition

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) is a disorder of the heart’s electrical activity. It causes the heart to beat with an irregular rhythm and faster than normal. This is called tachyarrhythmia.

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.