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What is the outlook for a child diagnosed with pulmonary atresia pa

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Smoking : Smoking adversely effects many parts of the body. The organs that are mostly effected are obviously the lungs. Damaging the lungs with smoking can ca ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: You need to give more information to get an answer. Type of repair/palliation. Pulmonary attesia with vsd or pa without vsd. Multifocal pulmonary perf ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No known cause(s): Gastroschisisis usually is an isolated abnormality. Combination of gastroschisis and pulmonary atresia is simply an coincidence.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Chest xray: The pa is taken so that xray travels from the back toward the chest. Ap is taken so that the xray travels from the chest toward the back.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Congenital defect: Pa involves the valve, which is imperforate, and makes blood flow to the lungs dependent on other sources. If combined with a ventricular septal defec ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more info.: This finding needs clarification, which we can certainly address via consultation. Are you having any symptoms - shortness of breath, chest pains, co ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shiloh
28 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Not sure: Not sure what your exact question is but a pa and lateral cxr will show many potential problems with the heart, lungs, and surrounding bones.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
21 years experience Radiology
Yes: That is a 2 view chest xray. Pa means posterior-anterior, as in the picture. And lateral means, well, lateral. So an xray with a frontal view and a si ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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A " normal " : Chest x ray consists of 2 pictures. One is shot through the chest from one armpit to the other , or laterally.The other picture is shot from the back ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
40 years experience Anesthesiology
Of course: The chest x-ray is the most frequent radiology exam performed in the us. Pa refers to posterior to anterior. Which is the path of thebeam through your ... Read More

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