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congenital heart disease

A congenital malformation–eg, coarctation of aorta, VSD, ASD, tetraology of Fallot–of the heart or great blood vessels, which may or may not have clinical consequences. See Baby Faye heart, Shunt.
Congenital heart disease
Rightleft shunt Cyanotic shunt Tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great vessels, trucus arteriosus, tricuspid valve atresia
Leftright shunt Acyanotic shunt Patent ductus arteriosus, atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, aortic stenosis, pulmonary stenosis, aortic coarctation (NEJM 2000; 342:256rv)


left-hand side. See specific sites, e.g. left atrium, displacement of abomasum, ventricle.

left colon displacement
causes colic in horses; caused by entrapment of the left colon behind the nephrosplenic ligament; requires surgical intervention; manifested clinically by absence of the pelvic flexure of the colon from the left ventral abdomen.
left shift
see shift to the left.
left-sided recurrent laryngeal neuropathy
see laryngeal hemiplegia.

Patient discussion about left

Q. Dear Doctors,I had cyst in my left ovary and poped it off,after that I have a small pain every day. in HSG everything was OK.my Pop smir is ok and in histroscopy every thing was ok. would you please ask me why I have this pain?

A. as Ann already mentioned - this is a good place to get good advises, not diagnosis... my advise to you is to ask the gyno how long there should be pain after the surgery. i'm sure it take couple of days minimum but i would ask him about it. if there's something wrong he'll know what to do.
sorry i can't help more...

Q. is taking glucosomine and msm good enough for me?i have problems with my left knee. i was wondering if i absolutely need to add in chrondoitin to the mix.will this add more joint support benefit for my problamatic left knee...?so far,the glucosomine and msm seem to be working pretty good but maybe things could be even better by adding in chrondoitin perhaps...?

A. I have hypoglycemia, shellfish and sulfa drug allergy and cataracts, and developed symptoms like diabetic neuropathy after taking this for over 60 days. Since learned that glucosamine is sugar and sulpha based, and chondroitan is made from shellfish, so I should not have used.

Q. My grandmother has arthritis in her left knee. Is it likely that she will develop in the future arthritis in other parts of the body as well?

A. Unfortunately ostheoarthritis is a disease that can effect almost every joint and therefore arthritis like she has in her knee can develope in other places such as the ankles, hips and hand joints.

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I know Carlisle doesn't see independence as the springboard to English devolution, with Scotland as a Scandic beacon of social justice, as the leftish newspaper chatterati naively wish for.
He and wife Margit - who arrived in Britain on the last Kindertransport train bringing Jewish children to safety before the war - held a joint 180th birthday in the Gay Hussar, the Leftish restaurant in Soho where Goodman was at home.
Guardian Guardian In Britain, where newspapers have long relished the ancient art of goading the gullible on April 1, the offered its leftish, liberal readers "augmented reality" spectacles to let them "see the world through the 's eyes at all times".
This enabled Guardian and New Statesman columnists and leftish wonks to declare that they had found the Holy Grail: knock-down proof so that, surely, anybody could now see why the left was right and the right was wrong about inequality all along (Hattersley, 2009) (1).
But while Liberty Defined has a leftish tinge, Paul is not afraid to send the typical liberal reader screaming for the exits by expressing skepticism about global warming, advocating the Second Amendment as a defense against tyranny, and insisting that there is no fight to medical care.
I present no such case, since to the extent that a leftish social science perspective has registered in parliamentary debates during recent years, it has primarily done so from the far reaches of the opposition--notably in the interventions of federal NDP leaders (before they became members of Parliament, Ed Broadbent taught political science at York University and lack Layton at Ryerson).
The leftish Haaretz newspaper called the Elons "the Kennedys of the religious Zionist camp.
Many blogs that include more leftish points of view are group efforts that bring multiple perspectives, ranging from the traditional to the radical.
The Uniting Church has recently become perhaps the most leftish of all the Christian groups in Australia, and is sometimes criticised for presenting more a liberal social position than a religion.
Leftish letters from Mailbag contributors have converted me - hallelujah
What I find astonishing is that these major stories have appeared not in some leftish paper but in the Spectator, one of the staunchest right wing, conservative but liberal weeklies in the world.
THE fact that the BBC has a leftish bias is beyond dispute.