from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of or relating to a septum or septa.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or belonging to a sept or clan.
- Of or pertaining to septa; having the character of a septum; septiform; partitioning, or forming a partition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to a septum or septa, as of a coral or a shell.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to the
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- adjective of or relating to a septum
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There's a heart condition that is treated through a technique called septal ablation - as part of this operation, surgeons must induce a planned heart attack.
This tissue overgrowth can be treated with a technique called septal ablation - pioneered by Michael Fifer, MD, of MGH Cardiology - that destroys the excess tissue, a scenario that mimics the damage that happens to heart muscle when its blood supply is cut off.
This tissue overgrowth can be treated with a technique called septal ablation that destroys the excess tissue, a scenario that mimics the damage that happens to heart muscle when its blood supply is cut off.
The study, led by Dr Hasan Jilaihawi (Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK), also singled out postprocedural anatomical factors affecting the left ventricular outflow tract, such as septal hypertrophy and the
(VSD) - one or more holes in the muscular wall that separates the right and left ventricles of the heart; for more detailed information, please see the ventricular septal defect page in the Index of Medical Conditions.
A group of congenital heart defects, including a ventricular septal defect, obstruction to blood flow out of the right ventricle to the lungs, and an aorta that is shifted to the right.
J. William Gaynor, MD: The most important features are that there's a ventricular septal defect, or a hole between the two pumping chambers of the heart and blockage of blood flow getting out to the lungs.
He or she will tie off the ductus arteriosus and close the ventricular septal defect by stitching a patch into the muscle of the heart.
If the child has a septal defect, the surgeon will sew it closed or place a patch over it.
Children with this heart defect almost always also have a large ventricular septal defect (VSD), or a hole in the wall between the two lower, pumping chambers of the heart.