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Artial 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal dilated lv with large fixed defect in Anterior, Septal, and inferior wall. RV function appears to be normal?
Defects: These findings in an echocardiogram are consistent with prior damage as seen in heart attacks(myocardial infarctions) causing a weakening of the left ventricle's contraction ability. You should be under the care of a cardiologist for Further investigation of your coronary artery circulation and preventative treatment as you cannot afford any more myocardial damage. ...Read more
Small to med size perfusion defect of mild to modrate intensity involv da antero-septal wall.76% predict HR is +ve for inducible ischemia. treat line?
Echocardiogram: An atrioventricular septal defect (more commonly called a common av canal defect) should be diagnosable by echocardiogram. Sometimes the vsd component is very small or absent, which makes it trickier. Other clues are a cleft in the left av valve, no offset between the right and left av valves or a primum type asd. If echo pictures aren't clear enough, a transesophageal echo would help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Small vsds cause no symptoms. Large vsds in babies cause difficulty with feeding, gaining weight, and excessive sweating. If someone has a relatively large vsd that is not treated early in life, this will eventually cause pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lung arteries), which makes it hard for blood to get throught the lungs. This eventually causes the patient to turn blue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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