congenital valve

con·gen·i·tal valve

an abnormal lining fold obstructing a passage; for example, of a mucous membrane in the urethra.

con·gen·i·tal valve

(kŏn-jen'i-tăl valv)
An abnormal lining fold obstructing a passage.
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"While larger replacement heart valves have been approved for years, there is an unmet need in young pediatric patients, especially newborns and infants, with congenital valve defects who may be too small to use currently marketed heart valves," Jeff Shuren, director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in a statement following the approval.
"While larger replacement heart valves have been approved for years, there is an unmet need in young pediatric patients, especially newborns and infants, with congenital valve defects who may be too small to use currently-marketed heart valves," Jeff Shuren, M.D., director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in a statement.
The transthoracic echocardiographic examination enabled to diagnose some rare congenital valve anomaly in a young basketball player, while adding transesophageal windows, and excluded potentially dangerous coronary anomalies without any radiation exposure.
Further studies are needed to determine whether TnC is a promising marker in the differential diagnosis of rheumatic from congenital valve diseases and also in the pathogenesis of rheumatic HVD.
The procedure, known as balloon valvuloplasty, was first done in 1979 in children with congenital valve disease; its more recent application to adults represents a significant broadening of its horizons.

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