Michael P. Pignone MD MPH FACP


Heart Valve Disease

What is heart valve disease? Heart valve disease is the term used for a number of conditions that affect the four valves of the heart. A heart valve disease happens when any of the heart’s valves either cannot open well enough to let blood flow through (stenosis) or cannot close well enough to prevent backflow of the…

Laboratorio de cateterismo cardíaco

Cortesía de Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. Todos los derechos reservados. El cateterismo cardíaco es realizado en el laboratorio de cateterismo cardíaco (laboratorio de cateterismo) por un cardiólogo. Algunas de las pruebas y de los procedimientos que se realizan en un laboratorio de cateterismo incluyen…

Aortic Valve Stenosis

What is aortic valve stenosis? Aortic valve stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve . The aortic valve allows blood to flow from the heart’s lower left chamber (ventricle) into the aorta and to the body. Stenosis prevents the valve from opening properly, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood through the…

Mitral Valve Prolapse

What is mitral valve prolapse? Your mitral valve controls blood flow on the left side of your heart. The valve opens and closes with each heartbeat. It works like a one-way gate, letting blood flow from your upper heart chamber to your lower chamber. When you have mitral valve prolapse (MVP), the valve closes after…

Angiogram risks

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