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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.

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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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To facilitate this check, ELEXIR requires that all leftward arguments be on the outside (further to the right when reading the category from left to right) of any rightward arguments the complex category may have.
In two studies of 25 patients with PE and 14 patients with massive PE, Contractor et al and Lim et al found that signs of RV strain at CT pulmonary angiography (RV/LV diameter ratiogreater than 1, leftward septal bowing) had a sensitivity of 78%-92%, specificity of 100%, and positive predictive value of 100% when compared to echocardiographic findings for the detection of RV dysfunction similarly other studies have estimated that an RV/LV diameter ratio superior to 1.
Raising finite verbs undergo leftward movement and are natural according to the process criterion, item (f) in the list of axioms.
However, any Latin America policy should recognize that the region's leftward tilt has the legitimacy of public support.
Instead, the fate of Goldwater and his movement in 1964 caused the American Right to move leftward over the next two decades and encouraged the GOP to fall back into its customary country-club avoidance of tough choices.
MRI demonstrated that the trachea was displaced leftward, and its lumen was moderately narrowed.
The real question is whether Obama becomes the face of that leftward shift--which will remind Republicans why they loathe Democrats--or McCain does, in which case Republicans will increasingly loathe themselves.
Mr Callaghan and the party leadership easily Crushed what could have been a Wow to the bi-Parti-san policy backed by both Conservative and Labour Governments despite fears that 1 'm leftward lurch of the party this week could have produced a serious and humiliating challange.
They did so by voting to eliminate ex officio members, and then inviting back as individuals those--such as retiring Archbishop Harry Flynn--who have not interfered in the past with the institution's leftward tilt.
On affirmative action, for example, Justice Stevens has moved sharply leftward.
The latest target of the Prime Minister's efforts to woo political figures from outside Labour, Lord Owen was a member of the 1981 "Gang of Four" that broke away from the party in protest to then-leader Michael Foot's leftward shift.
Chest X-ray demonstrated the usual post-pneumonectomy changes of fibrous-tissue-filled opaque with a leftward rotation of the heart axis; the right lung was normal.