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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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True, as Rothschild says, there have been many lefts in our country.
After a few perfunctory kind words about me, Matthew Rothschild proceeds to review The Long Detour: The History and Future of the American Left with breathtaking disregard for what I actually wrote ("An Unheroic Left," October issue).
I wrote that "the Cold War seems more like an end--or rather a detour from history--a time when the left was disoriented and the political life of the nation became one-dimensional." But Rothschild does not discuss this assertion.
And after World War I, the Soviet experience disrupted the left, stood the public meaning of socialism on its head, and made the party unable to focus on the changes of this new era.
The second description, in itself, tells us little: There are many lefts and many rights, especially now that the events of 1989 have turned the political spectrum into a Jackson Pollock painting.
One gets the impression that Radosh didn't merely want people on the left to attack the Sandinistas; he wanted them to adopt his own critique, including his support for the contras.
But he remained a supporter, albeit a critical one, of the Cuban regime, and he did not sever his ties with the left. The Sandinistas were autocrats, but they were never as oppressive as Castro.
Meanwhile, he attacks anyone on the left who disagreed with his take on Nicaragua--even where the actual disagreement is hard to discern.
"In the absence of a left based on universal principles, many little lefts for which the New Left had acted as a catalyst survived and went their own ways," he writes.
In his new one, Weinstein returns to the central question haunting his life's work: Whither the left? The Long Detour is an inaccurate title; it should be called The Long Detours, since Weinstein discusses several.
Along the way, Weinstein offers an informative history of the American left, though it's the doctrinal left.
The Long Detour: The History and Future of the American Left By James Weinstein Westview Press.