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Asd Closure Device
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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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers