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atrial septal aneurysm

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Bulge in wall : Just a bulge in the thin wall between the two small chambers of the heart.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fiocco
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Floppy septum: The atrial septum devides the right atrium (upper heart chamber) from the left. During developement in the womb, there is a large opening in this wal ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Not a true aneurysm: Atrial septal aneurysms are not "true" aneurysm like those that occur in blood vessels with a risk of rupture. Atrial septal aneurysms are simply an ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
It really depends: On how much shunting is occurring through the hole & if there are resultant adverse effects...E.G. Pulmonary hypertension...Often times these are not ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
atrial septal aneury: Usually doesn't cause enlarged heart unless associated with another cardiac abnormality like atrial septal defect.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Endocarditis is an: infection of the heart. Atrial septal aneurysm, patent foramen and atrial septal defects are anatomical variants determined by your genetic makeup and ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Most cases no: The chances of being born with a heart defect are approximately 8 per every thousand deliveries (a little under 1%). Most babies born with a heart de ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
ASD: Yes.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not completely: The genetic influence of congenital heart defects travels on several different genes & there is some risk for first degree relatives (offspring, sibs) ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Two ways: A large vsd with increased pulmonary blood flow may cause a diastolic flow rumble caused by a large amount of flow coming back from the lungs across t ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms: You should be seeing a cardiologist for evaluation and management.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Murphy
18 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
ASD, A hole...: A secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) is a hole between the upper two chambers of the heart. Small hole are followed, monitored to determine if the h ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Size: Location is essentially same. Patent foramen ovale- pfo is small and a flap may intermittently cover, asd secundum is at foramen ovale and always o ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: Atrial septal defect: correctable after birth!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Systolic: Generally a systolic murmer.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Heart surgery risk: All open heart surgery is dangerous. Many asds are now closed without surgery, using a catheter placed in a leg vein.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
No not rutpure, but: Aneurysmal interatrial septum refers to the 1cm billowing of the interatrial septum around a vertical axis. The risk with a PFO or ASD, is that of thr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Viren Sawant
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Rbbb: usually a right bundle branch isn't dangerous. if your aneurysm impedes the flow of blood then it would be advisable to consult a cardiologist
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: An ASD is a structural malformation of the heart that occurs when the normal sequence of events closing the atrial septum does not finish its work. Wh ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Halin
38 years experience Radiology
Possibly: I cannot answer the plasma question but if you have an atrial septal defect then yes, any infected blood clots or material that gets into your veins c ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Ventricular fib: Atrial fibrillation (af) in rare instances can be a life threatening condition. However, many thousands of people each day remain in af without any li ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
No: No, it doesn't repair atrial fibrillation.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
No but --: You need to discuss this finding with your cardiologist --.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
15 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Yes but very rarely: It is possible to have an infection in the heart which weakens the atrial septum (causing an aneurysm) or even creates a complete holes (atrial septal ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Not typical: The classic VSD physical finding is of course a holosystolic murmur. However, if the VSD is subarterial or supracristal, it can distort the aortic val ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
No: This is an electrical problem.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: Atrial septal aneurysm (asm) can be associated with irregular heart beats and occaisionally strokes. This depends on the type of asm you have. This ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atrium: Good question, presently no morphological or etiology studies to answer that question with wide application. Generally something we find on echo and d ... Read More
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