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What are the symptoms of asd?

What are the symptoms of asd?

Most patients: Have no symptoms at all. The therapy is indicated to prevent late symptoms in adulthood like rhythm problems, exercise intolerance and rarely right heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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What exactly is asd behavior?

What exactly is asd behavior?

ASD-what do U mean: Autism spectrum disorder, atrial septal defect, ? Please be more specific & use less initials when u ask questions. ...Read more

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What is the procedure to close an asd?

What is the procedure to close an asd?

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 more

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Can a PDA cause a asd in my baby girl?

Can a PDA cause a asd in my baby girl?

No: They are two separate things. The ductus (pda) is supposed to be open prior to birth. It's part of how oxygen gets pumped from the umbilical cord to the rest of the body. It's supposed to close at birth. The atrial septum is the wall between the two upper heart chambers (there are four). If it has a hole in it, that's abnormal and called an asd. It can allow blood to flow the wrong direction. ...Read more

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Can smoking affect asd closure device?

Can smoking affect asd closure device?

Regretfully no: I would love to say yes, because no one should smoke. It is a vile habit with many health risks. But it doesn't directly do anything to an ASD or the device. ...Read more

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How do they suspect symptoms of asd in a newborn?

How do they suspect symptoms of asd in a newborn?

They don't: An atrial communication, a "hole", (pfo- patent foramen ovale) is present in all newborns. An ASD (atrial septal defect), a persistent important atrial communication is generally diagnosed later. The pfo closes soon after birth usually. A heart murmur or other abnormal heart sound is heard by the pediatrician at an office visit, and the child referred to a pediatric cardiologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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How often does the corrective surgery for asd fail?

How often does the corrective surgery for asd fail?

Very rarely: ASD surgery is usually very successful. There are some types of ASD that are more challenging, and there is a higher risk of having a small residual defect. While not a complete closure, small residual defects are not considered failures. ...Read more

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What is the best motocross kidney belt for ASD-PKD?

What is the best motocross kidney belt for ASD-PKD?

Check: Check your durable medical equipment company or local pharmacy. They may have a wide range of padding and confortable equipment to suit your needs. Good luck ...Read more

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What's the difference between a vsd and asd and murmur?

What's the difference between a vsd and asd and murmur?

Very different: Vsd is high frequency occurring during systole. Asd is low frequency occurring during diastole. ...Read more

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Will a child's weight increase after having asd surgery?

Possibly: An ASD repair will not cause an otherwise healthy child to gain weight. Rarely a child with an ASD will have significant enough heart failure that weight gain is slow. In those cases, repairing the ASD will restore normal weight gain. ...Read more

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How do I know if my childs sinus venosus asd will close by itself?

How do I know if my childs sinus venosus asd will close by itself?

It won't: If relevant (based on size of the right heart) your child needs surgery after the first year of life. In rare cases we have succeeded in closing sinus venosus defects in the cath lab if there are no associated pulmonary vein anomalies. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an asd and a vsd in terms of treatment?

What is the difference between an asd and a vsd in terms of treatment?

Not much : Asds and vsds, in otherwise healthy children, will often close on their own, so neither one usually needs treatment. In more complex cases, pediatric heart specialists have several procedures they can perform to close defects which do not resolve on their own. ...Read more

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How much weight & age required for cath closer operation of a child who has asd 15 mm.

How much weight & age required for cath closer operation of a child who has asd  15 mm.

At least 10 kg: There is no absolute age or weight cut-off, but I am an interventional pediatric cardiologist. I generally wait until the child is at least 10 kg (22 lbs), but would ideally wait longer. Unless urgent, i generally have the children come in at ~4-5 years. The larger size makes the procedure easier and better tolerated by the child. Again, please discuss this with the cardiologist. ...Read more

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At what age it sensible to catheterize a child with 12mm ASD if length/height growth is normal?

At what age it sensible to catheterize a child with 12mm ASD if length/height growth is normal?

Atrial SD age 2 cath: ?: At what age it sensible to catheterize a child with 12mm ASD if length/height growth is normal? ANS: This depends on so many things that cannot be answered here. Ask your team for their recommendations not someone who had never seen or examined your child and discussed issues with you and significant other. . ...Read more

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Are the behaviors seen in asd under the individuals control? If not, why and how does therapy work?

Uncertain: The previous comment was no! i would like to make sure that your question relates to autism spectrum disorder vs acute stress disorder, etc before answering in order to give the best information. I see both types of disorders in my practice. If it is autism, the answer does depend on where it falls in the spectrum and would require a much more in depth answer. ...Read more

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My six months baby girls has an asd problem measuring 8x10mm. Is it safe to undergo procedure to cure asd?

My six months baby girls has an asd problem measuring 8x10mm. Is it safe to undergo procedure to cure asd?

Yes, but...: Asds are not generally repaired at 6 months of age unless there are symptoms. They are usually electively closed at 2-4 years of age. This may be done with a catheter based device, or open heart surgery on occasion. ...Read more

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My now 4 month old baby was born 10 weeks premature. Only problem she has now is a small ASD. How old should she be before I take her in the pool?

My now 4 month old baby was born 10 weeks premature. Only problem she has now is a small ASD. How old should she be before I take her in the pool?

Anytime, but: I would see a pool visit as okay now, but would suggest avoiding direct sunlight. The amount infants get traveling to and from destinations in a vehicle is enough to activate their vitamin D, and their skin is quite sensitive. Loose fitting clothing and shaded areas are their best protection. ...Read more

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Are there any risks associated with asd?

Are there any risks associated with asd?

Rhythm problems: Untreated significant ASD leads to enlargement of the right heart and as a result of that rhythm problems in later life and in some pts exercise intolerance due to right heart failure. If there is an enlarged right heart the ASD should be closed. ...Read more