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Pulmonary hypertension and artial septal defect?

Pulmonary hypertension and artial septal defect?

PH and ASD: One cause of elevated blood pressure in the lungs, called pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an abnormal connection between the heart chambers such as an atrial septal defect that connects the top 2 compartments. ...Read more

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What are common methods of repairing a ventrical septal defect?

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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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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Could you explain what is a septal atrial defect?

Since birth: It's a congenital defect in which the there is a hole in the wall separating the left and right atria (upper chambers of the heart). It's usually called an "atrial septal defect" or just asd. ...Read more

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Can valve problems and septal defects be undetectable?

Can valve problems and septal defects be undetectable?

Sometimes: Sometimes small septal defects and some valve abnormalities may go clinically undetected until an echocardiogram is obtained or MRI of the heart. ...Read more

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Abnormal dilated lv with large fixed defect in Anterior, Septal, and inferior wall. RV function appears to be normal?

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

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What exactly is ventricular septal defect?

What exactly is ventricular septal defect?

A hole in the heart: A ventricular septal defect is one of the most common forms of congenital heart disease, and it consists of a hole in the muscular septum that separates the right and left ventricles (lower pumping chambers). The size and location of the hole determines whether or not surgery is necessary to fix the defect. In many instances, a vsd may spontaneously close without the need for an operation. ...Read more

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How do you treat a ?Ventricular septal defect?

How do you treat a ?Ventricular septal defect?

No u: Depending on the size, sometimes a vsd will close on its own. Other times a patch or surgery is required. ...Read more

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What are the tests for ventricular septal defect?

What are the tests for ventricular septal defect?

Several tests. : There are several tests: physical exam, cxr, ekg, echocardiogram and catheterization. Really the best test is an echocardiogram (with a good physical exam); this should give all the necessary information about the vsd and help guide treatment. Vsds tend to close on their own over time but if they don't and cause symptoms, an operation may be required (usually with excellent outcomes). ...Read more

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Ventricular septal defect repair is done by whom?

VSD repair: Generally a vsd will be repaired by pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the signs of?A ventricular septal defect?

What are the signs of?A ventricular septal defect?

VSD: A vsd is a hole between the bottom two pumping chambers of the heart. Symptoms are usually based on age and size. A young infant born with a large vsd can progressive to congestive heart failure. The right ventricle receives extra blood flow from the left and sends it to the lungs resulting in fluid overload. Some medications used are Lasix (furosemide) to manage medically as infant gains weight before surgery. ...Read more

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Does atrial septal defects always have noticeable symptoms?

Does atrial septal defects always have noticeable symptoms?

Possibly: It depends on the size of the ASD and the age of the patient. A large ASD in a 12 year old could certainly lead to decreased exercise tolerance for example. If its you kokii1 (age 30) i would say certainly if it is large enough. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of having a ventricular septal defect?

What is the symptoms of having a ventricular septal defect?

Depends on size: Many vsds are mild and close on their own. Some are quite big and need surgery to repair them. Symptoms can be nothing to fatigue from shunting blood the wrong way. There is usually a loud heart murmur but that does not cause symptoms alone. A cardiologist can provide more information for the specific patient. ...Read more

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Is ventricular septal defect waiverable for military service?

VSD and military: Contact the military physician office or local recruiter to find out this answer. ...Read more

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What symptoms are associated with a ventricular septal defect?

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 more

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How risky is it for a child with a ventricular septal defect ?

VSD: A vsd or ventricular septal defect is a communication between the bottom two pumping chambers of the heart. It can vary by size and location. A large vsd will result in excess blood flow to lungs and pulmonary edema and eventual congestive heart failure. This usually presents by 3-6 months of age. Please speak to your pediatric cardiologist about any questions and/or concern. ...Read more

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If i?Had ventricular septal defect? Can I still join the military?

VSD and military: Contact the military physician office or local recruiter to find out this answer. ...Read more

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Anyone can assist me with the hemodynamic of ventricular septal defect?

Too complicated: There is no short answer to this because it depends upon the size of the defect. Blood will move from the left ventricle to the right. The volume of blood, and hence the effect, will depend upon the size of the defect. ...Read more

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