micro jet

22:02 Apr 22, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Cardiology
French term or phrase: micro jet
This is from a cardiac ultrasound report for a patient who has undergone aortic repair surgery.


AORTE: Plastie aortique non sténosante avec micro jet d'IAo résiduelle centrale visible en fenêtre apicale 5cavités

OG non dilatée. Micro jet d'IM centrale."

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IM = insuffisance mitrale
IAo = insuffisance aortique

In terms of the diagnosis of aortic regurgitation a common test for the evaluation of the severity is transthoracic echocardiography, which can provide two-dimensional views of the regurgitant jet, allow measurement of velocity, and estimate jet volume.

https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/jet lesions
jet lesions
Vegetations that develop where a regurgitant ‘jet’ of turbulent blood flow strikes the endocardium, causing fibrosis and roughening, typical of anomalies of blood flow from a high-to-low pressure region—e.g., aortic stenosis or coarctation, mitral stenosis, ventricular septal defect, or patent ductus arteriosus, as occurs in rheumatic fever or congenital heart disease; roughened JLs may give rise to small emboli and produce cerebral thromboembolism.

Cavitation is an event that can lead to MHV failure... Cavitation is the rapid formation of vaporous microbubbles in the fluid due to a local drop of pressure below the vaporization pressure at a given temperature. When conditions for cavitation are present bubbles will form and at the time of pressure recovery they will collapse or implode. This event will cause pressure or thermal shockwaves and fluid microjets which can damage a surface.

The cavitation phenomenon in mechanical heart valves is well documented and has been visualized by stroboscopic photography... The collapse of the cavitation bubbles generates a high-speed micro-jet and shock waves that may damage the valve surface and blood components.

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