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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Asd: Generally it would come in the form of shortness of breath. Getting an echocardiogram would the initial test for evaluation.
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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. Mario Matos-Cruz
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Left-Right Shunting: Left to right shunting at the atrial level, diminished peer group exercise performance , indolent, atrial arrythmias, varying degrees of pulmonary hy ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
ASD-what do U mean: Autism spectrum disorder, atrial septal defect, ? Please be more specific & use less initials when u ask questions.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
39 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
There are two : Traditionally an ASD is closed with a surgical procedure. The hole can be sutured primarily or may require a patch to be sewn over the hole. Current s ... Read More
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Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Straightforward: In kids with general anaesthesia. Typically 30 minute procedure with echo guidance and minimal x ray exposure (in our series average of less than 1.5 ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Rhythm problems: Untreated significant ASD leads to enlargement of the right heart and as a result of that rhythm problems in later life and in some pts exercise intol ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marco Paliotta
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Different anatomy: An ASD involves a defect (a whole) in the wall separating the two atria (upper chambers of the heart). A vsd involves a defect in the wall between the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
39 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
No: An ASD rarely causes any symptoms in children. It does not affect the ability of the body to fight infection.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Humes
41 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Probably not: The risk of congenital heart disease in the population is a little less than 1%. If you have a sibling who is affected, your risk is statistically hi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Yes and no: Although tecnically possible, i would not recommend any type of surgery with a risk of infection with cardiac surgery or intervention, especially if a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
No: Unless you are talking about a newborn, with an incompetent foramen ovale, no. That size will need to be closed in the cath lab with a device, or surg ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: An ASD has the potential of producing significant problems as patients grow older. If found in infancy, they are watched & may close spontaneously. E ... Read More
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