Episode 15 – Pick a Valve, Any Valve: Multivalvular Disease


In this podcast episode, we discuss Multivalvular Disease. Multivalvular Disease is a fluid and complex disease process that requires expert evaluation on the part of the emergency and/or critical care clinician. Tune in as we review the cardiac cycle, systolic and diastolic heart failure, single valve dysfunction, and Multivalvular Disease’s various manifestations depending on the combination of valve lesions that your patient may present with.





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