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what is atrial septal aneurysm

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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 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hole in upper chmbrs: The ASD is a hole in the wall that is supposed to separate the upper chambers of the heart.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Atrial septal MI: The atrial septum is fed by coronaries,usu the RCA,,can be involved if the parent supplying vessel shuts down usu as part of a larger usu inferior inf ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Nothing: Requires no treatment.
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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Charpie
30 years experience Pediatrics
A hole in the heart: A ventricular septal defect is one of the most common forms of congenital heart disease, and it consists of a hole in the muscular septum that separat ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Fast irregular pulse: When the small chambers of the heart ( atria) are beating very fast ( more than 300 beats per minute) the larger chambers beat fast and irregularly.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Abnormal Heart Rhyth: It is an irregularity of your heart beat.It is quite common in older patients.You need to be under the care of a cardiologist as you may need to be pl ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Ventricular: Both are serious. However, vf is often associated with pending collapse of the circulatory system. Vf is a serious complication of acute heart attac ... 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Large aorta: An aortic aneurysm is an aorta which is larger than it should be. This is typically due weakness of the walls of the aorta. This weakness can be sec ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
39 years experience Hospital-based practice
A heart attack : The septum is the wall that separates the right from the left side of the heart. Myocardial infarction, a heart attack, is caused by a blocked artery ... Read More
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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 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Afib: Afib is the most common heart rhythm disturbance that we treat as cardiologists and can occur in a number of clinical settings and in association with ... Read More
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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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