Michael P. Pignone MD MPH FACP


Mitral Valve Stenosis

What is mitral valve stenosis? Mitral valve stenosis is a heart problem in which the mitral valve doesn’t open as wide as it should. The valve becomes stiff or scarred, or the valve flaps become partially joined together. See a picture of mitral valve stenosis . Mitral valve stenosis can lead to heart failure ; a…

Colocación de un catéter en la vena femoral

Copyright de la ilustración 2000 de Nucleus Communications, Inc. Todos los derechos reservados. http://www.nucleusinc.com Para una angiografía, se coloca un tubo delgado y blando (catéter) en un vaso sanguíneo de la ingle (como en la vena femoral). Primero, un médico adormece la zona con un anestésico local. Luego, se…

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…