EDITION 6 Pathophysiology of Heart Disease A COLLA BORATI V E P ROJ ECT OF MED ICA L S TU D EN TS A N D FACU LTY EDITION 6 Pathophysiology of. Du uring the past 10 years, research into the pathophysiology of heart chronic congestive heart failure are intrinsic myocardial damage, an abnormal load. Pathophysiology of Heart Disease: A Collaborative. Project of Medical Students and Faculty. Written by internationally recognized Harvard Medical School.

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Katz, Anthony S. Fargnoli, Andrew P. Kendle, Charles R. However, the sustained activation of these systems can lead to end organ damage with worsening LV remodeling and subsequent cardiac decompensation.

Pathophysiology of Heart Disease : A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty

The resultant adaptive changes within the myocardium are collectively referred to as LV remodeling. The LV remodeling stems from alteration in myocyte biology, myocardial changes myocardial loss, necrosis, apoptosis, and autophagy , alteration in extracellular matrix matrix degradation and myocardial fibrosis , and alteration in LV chamber geometry LV dilation, increase in LV sphericity, LV wall thinning and mitral valve incompetence. NYHA is a widely used classification. It emphasizes the functional capacity of the patients.

It is classified based on severity of symptoms and limitation of activities [Table 4]. For example, hypertensive patient without symptoms and cardiac structural damage. Therefore, intervention at this stage focuses on life style, health education, and optimal control of blood pressure and other comorbidities Stage B: Presence of structural heart disease but without symptoms or signs of HF, for example, asymptomatic hypertensive patient with LV hypertrophy or asymptomatic mitral valve prolapse.

Therefore, intervention would be to reverse the damage, retard the progression, and prevent the development of HF in addition to the interventions for Stage A Stage C: Presence of structural heart disease with previous or current symptoms of HF, for example, hypertensive HF patient or symptomatic mitral valve prolapse.

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Interventions at this stage entail all measures under stage A and B, diuretics for fluid retention, use of ACEI or ARB, BB, aldosterone antagonist, digitalis, and in selected cases devices biventricular pacing or implantable defibrillators Stage D: Presence of refractory symptoms that require special interventions, for example, device-based treatment or cardiac transplantation.

An interrupted blood flow damages or destroys part of the heart muscle. This is usually caused by a blood clot that develops in one of the coronary arteries and can also occur if an artery suddenly narrows or spasms. Heart failure Also known as congestive heart failure , heart failure occurs when the heart does not pump blood around the body efficiently. The left or right side of the heart might be affected.

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Rarely, both sides are. Coronary artery disease or high blood pressure can, over time, leave the heart too stiff or weak to fill and pump properly. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy This is a genetic disorder in which the wall of the left ventricle thickens, making it harder for blood to be pumped out of the heart.

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A parent with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has a 50 percent chance of passing the disorder on to their children. Mitral regurgitation Also known as mitral valve regurgitation, mitral insufficiency, or mitral incompetence, this occurs when the mitral valve in the heart does not close tightly enough.

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This allows blood to flow back into the heart when it should leave. As a result, blood cannot move through the heart or the body efficiently. People with this type of heart condition often feel tired and out of breath. Mitral valve prolapse The valve between the left atrium and left ventricle does not fully close, it bulges upwards, or back into the atrium.

In most people, the condition is not life-threatening, and no treatment is required.

Some people, especially if the condition is marked by mitral regurgitation, may require treatment. Pulmonary stenosis It becomes hard for the heart to pump blood from the right ventricle into the pulmonary artery because the pulmonary valve is too tight.

The right ventricle has to work harder to overcome the obstruction. An infant with severe stenosis can turn blue. Older children will generally have no symptoms.Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: However, the sustained activation of these systems can lead to end organ damage with worsening LV remodeling and subsequent cardiac decompensation.

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Underlying Mechanisms and Therapeutic Modalities. Coronary artery disease The coronary arteries supply the heart muscle with nutrients and oxygen by circulating blood. Joshua I. Doses will be adjusted according to symptoms and clinical status.