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Prosthetic heart valves are classified as either mechanical (constructed of entirely synthetic material) or biologic (human, porcine, bovine). All prosthetic valves are associated with complications ranging from structural failure and thrombosis to systemic embolization, hemolysis, and endocarditis. A paravalvular leak occurs when a portion of the prosthetic valve becomes unseated from the valve annulus. It is more common with mechanical valves.

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an overview of assorted cardiac concepts

an overview of assorted cardiac concepts. infarction is going to occur when you have ST elevation. not just with an injury

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The rhythm seen in the image is a monomorphic ventricular tachycardia. This occurs in most cases due to the presence of scar tissue in the myocardium. The first objective for treating any patient with a wide-complex tachycardia (WCT) is to evaluate for hemodynamic instability (hypotension, chest pain, dyspnea, altered mental status) because any patient with a WCT can deteriorate quickly as the rhythm degenerates into ventricular fibrillation.

The rhythm seen in the image is a monomorphic ventricular tachycardia. This occurs in most cases due to the presence of scar tissue in the myocardium. The first objective for treating any patient with a wide-complex tachycardia (WCT) is to evaluate for hemodynamic instability (hypotension, chest pain, dyspnea, altered mental status) because any patient with a WCT can deteriorate quickly as the rhythm degenerates into ventricular fibrillation.