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Pulmonary incompetence

Pulmonary incompetence: Introduction

A condition where the pulmonary valve of the heart is not working properly. The pulmonary valve is a valve between the heart and the artery that leads to the lungs. If the valve fails to operate properly, then blood is able to flow from the artery and back into the heart. The condition can cause the right side of the heart to fail. Pulmonary hypertension, rheumatic fever are some of the conditions that can cause pulmonary incompetence but it can also occur as a genetic defect. ...more »

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Pulmonary incompetence: Complications

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Causes of Pulmonary incompetence

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Disease Topics Related To Pulmonary incompetence

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Pulmonary incompetence: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pulmonary incompetence

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity....read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In...read more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can...read more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even...read more »

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some...read more »

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Pulmonary incompetence: Rare Types

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