Doctor Q&A for Dr. Matthias Peuster

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Enlargement: ASD causes enlargement of the right side of the heart. Not hypertrophy unless it (rarely) has led to pulmonary hypertension. Pfo is not a disease. Alm ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: But it is unlikely your child will have one too.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
How?: Was the PDA treated. If done interventionally (by catheter) there are no residual problems you need to expect. If done surgically there is a minimal r ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Echo done: I guess the PDA was diagnosed with an echocardiogram. That should gave ruled out other heart disease.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: It is quite a substantial weight loss. You should get examined by a doctor before you engage in substantial diet/weight loss programs and to define a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Very much so: Scimitar syndrome is a disease that affects the heart and the lung. There are different types some with need for surgery to remove the affected portio ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Most patients: Have no symptoms at all. The therapy is indicated to prevent late symptoms in adulthood like rhythm problems, exercise intolerance and rarely right he ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
See an orthopedic su: See an orthopedic surgeon. The amount or degree of dysplasia will tell what kind of therapeutic intervention is necessary.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Try sex.....: There is no definite time that should lapse until you can have a subsequent pregnancy. Breast feeding may interfere with your ability to become pregna ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: On your child's insurance status. Even medicaid covers ASD closure so cost should not be the issue.
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