Michael P. Pignone MD MPH FACP


Aortic Valve Regurgitation: Deciding About Surgery

The major decision in treating aortic valve regurgitation is whether to have aortic valve replacement surgery and, if so, when to do it. Your doctor will check the severity of your condition. Your doctor will also check your overall health to see if surgery is too risky for you. Then you and your doctor will weigh the…

Colocación de un catéter durante un cateterismo cardíaco

El cateterismo cardíaco se realiza usando un tubo delgado y blando, que se llama catéter. Un médico inserta el catéter en un vaso sanguíneo, normalmente en la zona de la ingle, usando una aguja especial. Luego, el médico guía lentamente el catéter por los vasos sanguíneos hacia el corazón. La punta del catéter se mueve…

Aortic Valve Regurgitation

Aortic valve regurgitation is the backflow of blood from the aorta through the aortic valve into the left ventricle. If enough blood flows back into the heart, it can increase the workload on the left ventricle (lower left chamber), causing damage. When the heart pumps, the aortic valve opens to let oxygen-rich blood…