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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

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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Asserting that threats from terrorism, left wing extremism, religious fundamentalism, and ethnic violence persist in our country, Dr.
This was followed by two goals for Sam Jarps, both delivered from great work down the left wing.
Chidambaram said the security forces have confronted the challenge of left wing extremists with courage and restraint.
Ducks add two: The list of unrestricted free agents yet to come to terms with the Ducks was trimmed to four after left wings Travis Moen and Chris Kunitz accepted one-year qualifying offers.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound left wing has played in each of the past eight seasons with the Ducks, accumulating 132 points (54 goals, 78 assists) during that span.
Underlining the future course of action, a top government source said: "Security agencies will not use helicopter gunships to tackle rising Left wing militarism, but will follow the path to accrue gradual change".
CSUN forward Eto Onyenegecha tied it with a 3-pointer from the left wing with 37.
Its left wing was approximately 775 feet northwest of the main wreckage and near the locations of the Cessna 172RG wings.
Trading block: The Ducks traded defenseman Todd Simpson to Ottawa for left wing Petr Schastlivy.
Freshman Trevor Ariza - making his Bruins debut - lost control of the ball in overtime, and Cedric Bozeman scooped it up off the court and made a 3-pointer from the left wing with 2.
Foam insulation - possibly icy and thus heavier than normal - fell off the external fuel tank and hit the left wing about 80 seconds after launch.