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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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What is a septal akinesis ?

What is a septal akinesis ?

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 more

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What causes anterior septal ischemia?

What causes anterior septal ischemia?

Reduced blood supply: The septum of the heart is the wall inside the heart that separates the heart chambers from each other. Ischemia in this area indicates narrowing in one of the arteries to this muscle area, usually from hardening of the arteries. It indicates some degree of heart disease. You should follow up with your doctor or a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is it true that tea might not be good for someone with septal defect?

Is it true that tea might not be good for someone with septal defect?

Tea: Tea and its components (especially caffeine) will have no effect on someone with a septal defect. ...Read more

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Cardiology My first 3 echocradiogram read IAS in Tact,then change in 2011 to IAS no trans septal flow detected. what dose it mean?Can not get answer

Cardiology My first 3 echocradiogram read IAS in Tact,then change  in 2011 to IAS  no trans septal flow detected. what dose it mean?Can not get answer

No change: These are 2 ways of saying the same thing. They both say that the septum (wall) between the two atria (upper chambers of heart) is not allowing any blood to flow through it. This is normal. ...Read more

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What are common methods of repairing a ventrical septal defect?

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 more

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My images suggest apical septal ischemia?

My images suggest apical septal ischemia?

Ischemia...: Although people have varying coronary anatomy, the septum and apex are most commonly supplied by the left anterior descending (lad) artery. Usually ischemia is characterized by extent, severity, and degree of reversibility. For mild ischemia, sometimes medical management is the appropriate treatment. For extensive, severe ischemia, a more invasive procedure may be necessary. See your doctor. ...Read more

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