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is enlarged finger tips a symptom of atrial septal defects

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Evanosis ? cyanosis: Do you mean cyanosis? If so, it is not a common symptom in atrial septal defect.
Dr. Eric Toloza
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Same as cyanosis?: I believe evanosis and cyanosis are same, turning blue due to not enough oxygen in the blood being pumped by the heart ... Deoxygenated blood from the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Thompson
27 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Usually none: Most people with asds do not have symptoms. Most children are diagnosed when sent to a cardiologist for a murmur. However, as people age, they can dev ... Read More
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Dr. Marco Paliotta
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Shortness of breath.: Many asds are asymptomatic, but when patients have symptoms, it's usually shortness of breath and exercise intolerance. If the ASD has been present fo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It depends: Atrial septal defects (asd's)can vary in size and location. The small asd's can be without symptoms and can go undiscovered for many years. Other sy ... Read More
Dr. Joshua Murphy
19 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Often no symptoms.: An atrial septal defect (ASD) often causes no symptoms. The somewhat subtle changes can be identified during a careful childhood exam. But an echocar ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT: ASD sx are dyspnea, fatigue, exercise intolerance and cardiac arrythmias due to left to right shunt and pulmonary hpn. Heart murmur is heard at the u ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Defect in wall: An ASD is a defect (opening) in the wall (septum) that should form to separate the upper chambers of the heart.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
ASD: It is variable, depending on the size of the opening and the amount of blood traveling across it. Sometimes they are diagnosed in childhood, others ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
13 years experience Pediatrics
ASD: An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a communication (hole) in the atrial septum (wall between top two chambers of the heart). It usually results in extra ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Grischkan
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See a cardiologist: This can be serious, as a blood clot from the lower legs can cross the ASD and cause a stroke.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
24 years experience Pediatrics
Echocardiogram: Echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart that can see if there is a hole between the 2 upper chambers of the heart (atrial septal defect). A cardi ... Read More
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