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Doctor insights on: Asd Device Closure Complications

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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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What are the long term complications of a baby having open heart surgery for an asd?

What are the long term complications of a baby having open heart surgery for an asd?

Minimal: Open heart surgical repair of an ASD carries the most risk at the time of surgery, due to anesthesia. Long term a few patients will develop an atrial arrhythmia; most are perfectly fine. ...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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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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Is it recommended that I put the fact that I have asd on my resume?

Is it recommended that I put the fact that I have asd on my resume?

Your choice: If it's autistic disorder, it's your right to decide. In our residency program, a bright young intern did not disclose that he had asperger syndrome until faced with dismissal for unusual behaviors that negatively impacted his performance. If he had disclosed in his application, the program may have accepted him as a person with a disability & made accomodations under ada. Weigh your options. ...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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