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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My six months baby girls has an asd problem measuring 8x10mm. Is it safe to undergo procedure to cure asd?
I had asd closed when I was 35 years old, would that mean my kids may have asd too? Would I pass it to my litlle girl or my little boy?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer