TheMitralValve.org - A Proper Reference Guide to Cure Your Heart is Launched
The Mitral Valve is an educational website designed to provide readers with a comprehensive view of valvular heart disease with both historical and contemporary approaches.
- Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (1888PressRelease) November 17, 2011 - The numeric age, which started a few decades ago, provides new tools of communication to all domains, including medicine. An enormous amount of data can be collected and thousands of figures can be stored so as to be used whenever necessary. Doctor Farzan Filsoufi, from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, took advantage of these revolutionary tools to develop an original program of teaching anatomy, pathology and surgical management of heart valves.
Chronologic approach the development of knowledge of the structure and function of the heart, circulatory system and subsequently the diseases of the heart with a particular emphasis on the mitral valve. In this section we analyze the work of major contributors from the European Renaissance until the end of the 19th century. Briefly, the 16th century can be viewed as the century of descriptional anatomy.
The development of the science of experimental physiology with the discovery of blood circulation took place in the 17th century. During that era, the science of histology was established and microscopic observation played a critical role in our understanding of the physiology of the circulation.The first pathological reports appeared toward the turn of this century with description of ossification of the cardiac valves . The 18th century witnessed the birth of anatomo-pathology and a great emphasis was placed on the correlation of clinical symptoms with autopsy findings. Finally, during the first half of the 19 century, great progress was made in physical diagnosis with the broader application of percussion and the invention of stethoscope.
Diagnostic tools such as sphygmography, X-ray, electrocardiogram, cardiac catheterization and more recently echocardiography. For each technology, we have provided the developmental background and then analyzed their applications in the diagnosis of the diseases of the mitral valve. This section covers primarily an era extending from the mid 19th century to the seventh decade of the 20th century.
Disease specific approach, focuses on the development of knowledge pertaining to the specific etiologies of valvular heart disease. We have described in a chronologic manner the progres which was made in our understanding of the most common causes of mitral valve disease namely rheumatic fever, infective endocarditis, degenerative disease and ischemic cardiomyopathy.
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It is important to stress that the selection of the authors and their work(s) has been based on major medical bibliography references. We have read and analyzed their work using the primary sources in almost every instance. They were extracted from a large personal collection on the history of cardiovascular medicine.
This website (http://www.themitralvalve.org/) was designed to support you, the patient, or caregiver, through the entire heart-valve surgery process from diagnosis to recovery and provide various suggestions and tips to control heart related problems by medication and other performed tasks as per cardiologist prescriptions and suggestions.
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