Calciphylaxis

Calciphylaxis Definition and Meaning

The rare calciphylaxis is a pronounced calcification of small and very small skin arteries (arterioles). The disease is usually caused by severe kidney disease and a secondary overproduction of parathyroid hormone in the parathyroid glands caused by nephropathy. Untreated calciphylaxis has a poor prognosis and, in an advanced stage, is usually accompanied by painful, ischemic-related […]

Atrioventricular Septal Defect

Atrioventricular Septal Defect Definition and Meaning

The atrioventricular septal defect is a congenital heart defect. It is a combination of atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect. What is an atrioventricular septal defect? Abbreviated as AVSD by AbbreviationFinder, the atrioventricular septal defect is a congenital heart malformation and one of the most complex congenital heart defects. Since the combination of atrial […]