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Doctor insights on: Asd Closure Device

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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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Could plavix (clopidogrel) make your heart flutter? I am a 45 year old female and one month ago had an asd clouser done. I noticed every so often i would have a feeling of fluttering in my heart, at fist thought it was my heart getting used to the device.

Could plavix (clopidogrel) make your heart flutter? I am a 45 year old female and one month ago had an asd clouser done. I noticed every so often i would have a feeling of fluttering in my heart, at fist thought it was my heart getting used to the device.

No but..: Plavix (clopidogrel) should not cause any sort of heart arrhythmias. Most people occasionally feel a flutter in their heart, usually related to harmless irregular beats (atrial or premature ventricular beats) or stress/fatigue/anxiety symptoms. However, the ASD closure device could also cause irregular heart beats depending on its position. It would be a good idea to bring it up with your cardiologist. ...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

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Am i a carrier for asd as well if my brother has it?

Am i a carrier for asd as well if my brother has it?

Probably not: The risk of congenital heart disease in the population is a little less than 1%. If you have a sibling who is affected, your risk is statistically higher, but only about 2-3%. ...Read more

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Are there any chances that asd 10x8mm will cure itself?

Are there any chances that asd 10x8mm will cure itself?

Unlikely: At that size they might watch it for a while in infancy to give it a chance. Yet, chances of it doing so are remote. Most would want it fixed prior to school age using a double mushroom device that could be inserted thru a catheter or occasionally by direct surgical repair.. ...Read more

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Are there any chances that asd 14 mm will cure itself if not than how we cure it.?

Unlikely: 99% of these defects can be closed in a minimally invasive catheter procedure. The defect is closed with an umbrella device introduced from the groin. The incision is tiny. Discharge on the day after closure. ...Read more

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Should a pfo/asd be closed in adult?

Asd yes pfo maybe: Significantly large (meaning that the right heart is enlarged) ASD needs to be closed. Pfo is noted in up to 20 % of the population. It has no relevance. There may be (data is weak) an association of pfo with stroke. Currently the american society of neurology recommends closure only after first recurrence of a stroke. Very controversial topic. ...Read more

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How much asd closure operation cost ?

How much  asd closure operation cost  ?

Depends: On your child's insurance status. Even medicaid covers ASD closure so cost should not be the issue. ...Read more

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Could clinodactyly be a symptom of asd?

Not caused by ASD: Clinodactyly is a common congenital condition that generally requires no treatment. There can be an association of cliniodactyly with down's syndrome, in which atrial septal defects are more common than in the general population. Cliniodactyly occurs to varying degrees in up to 10% of the population and can be inherited. ...Read more

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Is clinodactyly (bent pinkies) a symptom of asd?

Is clinodactyly (bent pinkies) a symptom of asd?

Clinodactyly: No it is not a part of aortic stenosis as a condition.It has been described in a rare syndrome called williams syndrome who have supravalvular aortic stenosis, mental retardation and clinodactyly aortic stenosis is not in anyway related to clynodactyly. ...Read more

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Is it riskier to have surgery for asd when a child is younger or older?

Is it riskier to have surgery for asd when a child is younger or older?

Depends: The answer depends on the size and type of asd. In general, we often wait until the child is a few years as asds pose no emergency during that time (as long as there aren't other major medical conditions). The surgery is better tolerate and technically more successful when they are older. But again, this depends on whether the child has any other issues. ...Read more

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Can the sinus venuses type of asd affect a person again after its closure?

Can the sinus venuses type of asd affect a person again after its closure?

Follow up: After sinus venosus repair continous cardiac follow up is needed. Although rare there is a risk for an injury to the sinus node (the pacemaker of the heart) if a superior sinus venosus is repaired. Most patients will have associated anomalous drainage of pulmonary veins witch will be adressed at the time of surgery but has to be followed up for . Also other forms of rhythm problems may occur. ...Read more

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What are the restrictions and length of recovery time after patching an asd?

Post Op: Doctors are hesitant to give advice for anyone just out of surgery. All surgery centers and surgeons in america will have sent you home with discharge instructions and the 'what to do if...." instructions if you are having complications. Please review those instructions. If you are having anything concerning then contacting your physician would be wise. ...Read more

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Infant with primum asd of 2.6 mm, considered small. Would it close on its own?

Infant with primum asd of 2.6 mm, considered small. Would it close on its own?

most likely: Repeat echo in a few months or your board certified pediatrician can follow clinically. ...Read more

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How many mg of melatonin can my 42 lb 7year old can take? He has been taking 1 mg for 2 years now and has been DX with ASD

How many mg of melatonin can my 42 lb 7year old can take? He has been taking 1 mg for 2 years now and has been DX with ASD

A S D : Abbreviations are very confusing which is why so many people use them. This acronym suggests autism or heart disease, and while I don't consider the small dose of 1 mg melatonin to be contributory to either condition, you will want to discuss its benefits and drawbacks with your specialists and primary care physician. ...Read more

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My 18 mounth boy has an secundum asd 14 mm. Is he suitable candidate for cath closure. And after clousing he can live his normal life.?

My 18 mounth  boy has an secundum asd 14 mm. Is he suitable candidate for cath closure. And after clousing he can live his normal life.?

A Bit Young Now: Secundum asds do not cause long-term problems for years and years. I am an interventional pediatric cardiologist and typically do not close asds in the cath lab until the children are at least 4 or 5. The surgeons do the same. Children with asds do live well into adulthood without problems (i.e. Grandparent age) though their life-expectancy is likely just a few years shorter than normal. ...Read more

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