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Amplatzer Septal Occluder
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
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
I have a septal occluder, getting a tattoo when i finish plavix/aspirin. Tattoo will be 7 months post closure. Antibiotics needed before tattoo?
I'm 45 \u0026 why do my legs go numb from the knees down at night when on my back or sitting? I have factor 5, no thryoid \u0026 have a septal occluder implant \u0026 current pe. N.O. Xarelto 20.
It depends?: An ASD is simply a hole in the wall between the right and left atria (upper chambers of the heart) many, most can be closed in the cath lab by a pediatric interventional cardiologist or an adult cardiologist trained in structural heart disease. There are two fda approved devices (amplatzer septal occluded and the gore helex septal occluded). Some holes need to be closed by an open heart surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ASD: An atrial septal defect is a common congenital geart defect. It is a hole in the atrial septum - the wall between the left and right atrium. This lets blood flow from the left into right atrium (usually). If not caught at an early age, it results in excessive blood to right side of heart and lungs. Fixed with surgery (sutyred closed) or with a umbrella like device via cath. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: There are two ways of closing an ASD - via surgery (suture closure) or via a umbrella like device by cath (device examples are amplatzer and helex). Your cardiologist will perform an echo which can help determine size of defect and area of septum surrounding defect. This all helps to determine if you are candidate for device closure or will need surgery. ...Read more
What type?: Repair depends on the type of ventricular septal defect .. There's perimembranous, av canal type, subaortic and muscular. Need to know if double outlet right ventricle or left ventricle present. Is there a concomitant right ventricular outflow tract obstruction?. Need to stop the heart and saw a patch, were to open the heart depends on type of vsd and associated defects. Timing of repair varies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart motion: Septal akinesia refers to a part of the wall of the heart not moving. Septal is wall, akinesia- means lack of motion. You should speak to your cardiologist about what this specifically means to you or the person who was told they had this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer