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I have a amplatzer occluder device in my heart, is it true you can only lose 10lbs a year, if not why would my cardiologist say that
Could plavix 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. Now i get it
Although : Although there have been postmarketing reports of Plavix causing arrhythmia, a mechanism for this has not been established. The likelihood of having fluttering as a result of Plavix therapy is small, and stopping the Plavix could significantly increase your risk of stroke. ASD closure has been advocated by some as a way to decrease the risk of arrhythmias. However, new arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, can occur in patients following ASD closure. I would urge you to resume the Plavix and discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are two : Traditionally an ASD is closed with a surgical procedure. The hole can be sutured primarily or may require a patch to be sewn over the hole. Current surgical advances include the use of a mini sternotomy resulting in a smaller scar on the chest. Many asds can be closed with a device delivered from the leg through the large veins of the body. The device has a very success rate and leaves no scar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Although tecnically possible, i would not recommend any type of surgery with a risk of infection with cardiac surgery or intervention, especially if a forein material like an ASD device or patch is used. I would recommend to have them done seperately with a 6 months interval. ...Read more
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