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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)
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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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* Richard Burden is Labour MP for Birmingham Northfield..The problem is now so profound that even if we get our policy framework right, Labour will remain in political quicksand if we are simply seen as a more leftish version of the political establishment.
It is onto this scene that Fassbinder enters 'stage leftish' (p.
Yet when these stories go beyond leftish imitations of a previous generation's simplistic propaganda comics, the allegories tend to collapse under the weight of their own internal contradictions.
He thought my proposal to teach the history of 'deviance' vulgar and leftish. I was cowed by all this, and, for my first couple of decades as university lecturer, having been elected a fellow in Caius, I dedicated myself to teaching in that great history-teaching college, and wrote relatively little.
It has even yelped for friendly mongrels like NDP provincial governments, federal Liberals and leftish farm groups.
The acquis communautaire (80,000 pages of regulations from on high) and the full range of pan-EU institutions, including invasive leftish industrial policies and more than a touch of protectionism have been thought up in Brussels by elitist bureaucrats not much given to paying attention to the vox populi.
Although the 45-year-old is renowned for his leftish leanings and anti-Thatcherism, he says he doesn't set out to be deliberately political.
The Lib Dems now face a leadership battle that may well turn out to be a bitter and divisive one between the old-fashioned leftish stance of Sir Menzies Campbell and the rather harder edged right represented by the young Turks.
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.
One leftish economist I know admits that his positive e-Bay experiences convinced him that he underestimated the market's ability to cope with imperfect information.
That this Vanity Fair is meant to be liberal, or even leftish, is beyond doubt, since its main achievement is to bring colonialism from the background of Thackeray's novel to the foreground of the movie.
His leftish politics, which seemed more extreme because of his deceptions, made Oppenheimer an ideal target for jealous and suspicious enemies on the right, who ultimately managed to destroy his career.