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Should a pfo/asd be closed in adult?

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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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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Could downs syndrome be a part of asd?

Could downs syndrome be a part of asd?

Please be specific: When asking questions on the site please avoid using initials or labels that may have several interpretations. ASD could relate to a heart defect or autistic spectrum disorder as an example & the answer would differ significantly.Though ds patients can have the heart defect, autism spectrum label would be considered inappropriate for a ds patient even though some of the symptom features overlap. ...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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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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What’s the difference between asd and vsd?

What’s the difference between asd and vsd?

Different anatomy: An ASD involves a defect (a whole) in the wall separating the two atria (upper chambers of the heart). A vsd involves a defect in the wall between the ventricles. Also because the pressures a different are different between the atria and ventricles, communications between the two atria or the ventricles have significant clinical differences. ...Read more

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Are people with open asd more likely to get sick?

Possibly: This depends on the size of the asd, age of the patient, and whether the ASD has been repaired. Small asds may have no effect while a large ASD that has been left untreated for a long time (e.g. 4o years etc) can certainly lead to more illnesses. ...Read more

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