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Glossary for Bernheim's syndrome

  • Ankle swelling: Ankle swelling often from injury or fluid retention.
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia: A rare heart muscle disease where the muscle tissue of the right ventricle of the heart is replaced by fibrous or fatty tissue which affects the ability of the heart to pump blood.
  • Ascites: Fluid accumulation in abdominal cavity
  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Cirrhosis of liver: Chronic liver disease wherein normal liver parenchyma is replaced by fibrous tissue.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Distended neck veins: indirectly observed pressure over the venous system
  • Enlarged liver: Swelling of the liver.
  • Foot swelling: Oedema of the foot.
  • Heart conditions: Any condition that affects the heart
  • Hepatocellular jaundice: A condition which is characterized by jaundice due to injury or damage to the hepatocellular cells of the liver
  • Kidney failure: Total failure of the kidneys to filter waste
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension: Primary pulmonary hypertension refers to high blood pressure in the arteries that carry blood to the lungs for no apparent reason. Blood pressure in other parts of the body is normal or sometimes even low.
  • Pulmonary fibrosis: A scarring condition that affects the lungs
  • Pulmonary hypertension: Pulmonary hypertension refers to high blood pressure in the blood vessels that carry blood to the lungs. Blood pressure in other parts of the body is normal or sometimes even low. The condition may be caused by such things as lung conditions (e.g. emphysema, chronic bronchitis), heart conditions (e.g. congestive heart failure, birth defects involving heart), AIDS or medications such as fenfluramine (a diet drug). Sometimes it occurs for no apparent reason and is called primary pulmonary hypertension.
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis: Often a congenital defect but may be caused by such things as rheumatic fever or bacterial endocarditis. Severity depends on the degree of narrowing of the pulmonary valve.
  • Shortness of breath: The feeling of being short of breath
  • Weight Gain: An increase in weight for any reason.


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