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cardiomyapathy noninflammatory disease of cardiac muscle causing enlargement of muscle & ventricular dysfunction
pericarditis acute or chronic inflammation of pericardium (the sac enclosing the heart) causing pericardial effusion
myocarditis inflammation of muscle walls of heart, patients have palpations, fatigue & dyspnea
endocarditis inflammation of lining & valves of heart
rheumatic fever systemic inflammatory & autoimmune disease involving joints & cardiac tissue
mitral valve stenosis hardening of mitral valve cusps preventing complete & normal opening between left atrium & ventricle
mitral insufficiency mitral valve fails to close completely & allows blood from left ventricle to flow back into left atrium
mitral valve prolapse one or more of cusps protrudes back into the left atrium during ventricular contraction
mitral commissurotomy surgical procedure used to free up the valve & increase the size of the opening
Created by: pmm