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Acyanotic heart diseases

6 videos

What is acyanotic heart disease?

VIDEO 5:34 minutes
Acyanotic heart disease is a group of heart conditions where blood with oxygen mixes with blood with little oxygen in the heart. This mixing is not enough to cause cyanosis, a symptom of not enough oxygen being delivered to tissues of the ...

Acyanotic heart disease diagnosis

VIDEO 7:58 minutes
How do we know a patient has an acyanotic heart disease? Learn how health care professionals use a variety of tools to diagnosis these conditions, such as stethoscopes, chest x-rays, echocardiogram, and electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG).

What is Eisenmenger syndrome?

VIDEO 10:01 minutes
Eisenmenger's syndrome is when blood in the heart shunts from right-to-left due to increased pressure in the right ventricle. This increased pressure is usually caused by extra blood flowing through the blood vessels of the lungs, ...

Atrial septal defect

VIDEO 10:21 minutes
An atrial septal defect is a hole between the two atriums of the heart. Normally this hole is present at birth but closes within a few days of life. Failure of this hole to close is called an atrial septal defect, and usually is ...

Ventricular septal defect

VIDEO 6:22 minutes
An ventricular septal defect is a hole between the two ventricles of the heart. Normally this hole is present at birth but closes within a few days of life. Failure of this hole to close is called a ventricular septal defect, and usually ...

Patent ductus arteriosus

VIDEO 9:54 minutes
Patent ductus arteriosus is a medical condition where a blood vessel called the ductus arteriosus does not permanently close after birth. Learn why the ductus arteriosus does not close, why patients with this condition have a wide pulse ...