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Doctor insights on: Amplatzer Asd Device

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Can smoking affect asd closure device?

Can smoking affect asd closure device?

Regretfully no: I would love to say yes, because no one should smoke. It is a vile habit with many health risks. But it doesn't directly do anything to an ASD or the device. ...Read more

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Could plavix (clopidogrel) make your heart flutter? I am a 45 year old female and one month ago had an asd clouser done. I noticed every so often i would have a feeling of fluttering in my heart, at fist thought it was my heart getting used to the device.

Could plavix (clopidogrel) make your heart flutter? I am a 45 year old female and one month ago had an asd clouser done. I noticed every so often i would have a feeling of fluttering in my heart, at fist thought it was my heart getting used to the device.

No but..: Plavix (clopidogrel) should not cause any sort of heart arrhythmias. Most people occasionally feel a flutter in their heart, usually related to harmless irregular beats (atrial or premature ventricular beats) or stress/fatigue/anxiety symptoms. However, the ASD closure device could also cause irregular heart beats depending on its position. It would be a good idea to bring it up with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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I recieved a amplatzer closure device in my heart when I was 28. I had a atrial septal defect. Will this ever have to be replaced or any type of maintenance?

I recieved a amplatzer closure device in my heart when I was 28. I had a atrial septal defect. Will this ever have to be replaced or any type of maintenance?

No / Yes: The device will not have to be replaced. But everyone born with structural heart disease should visit a cardiologist trained in adult congenital heart disease. The doc can determine the frequency of follow-up, but you should go (some space it out to every 5 years for cases like yours). You need to be monitored for abnormal heart beats as well as heart function. ...Read more

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Are there any risks associated with asd?

Are there any risks associated with asd?

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 intolerance due to right heart failure. If there is an enlarged right heart the ASD should be closed. ...Read more

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Am i a carrier for asd as well if my brother has it?

Am i a carrier for asd as well if my brother has it?

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 higher, but only about 2-3%. ...Read more

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Are there any chances that asd 10x8mm will cure itself?

Are there any chances that asd 10x8mm will cure itself?

Unlikely: At that size they might watch it for a while in infancy to give it a chance. Yet, chances of it doing so are remote. Most would want it fixed prior to school age using a double mushroom device that could be inserted thru a catheter or occasionally by direct surgical repair.. ...Read more

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Are there any chances that asd 14 mm will cure itself if not than how we cure it.?

Unlikely: 99% of these defects can be closed in a minimally invasive catheter procedure. The defect is closed with an umbrella device introduced from the groin. The incision is tiny. Discharge on the day after closure. ...Read more

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Should a pfo/asd be closed in adult?

Asd yes pfo maybe: Significantly large (meaning that the right heart is enlarged) ASD needs to be closed. Pfo is noted in up to 20 % of the population. It has no relevance. There may be (data is weak) an association of pfo with stroke. Currently the american society of neurology recommends closure only after first recurrence of a stroke. Very controversial topic. ...Read more

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