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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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Can asd closure be carried out together with a circ?

Can asd closure be carried out together with a circ?

Yes and no: Although tecnically possible, i would not recommend any type of surgery with a risk of infection with cardiac surgery or intervention, especially if a forein material like an ASD device or patch is used. I would recommend to have them done seperately with a 6 months interval. ...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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Does having an open asd cause any problems with longevity?

Does having an open asd cause any problems with longevity?

Yes: An ASD with a pulmonary to systemic flow ratio of greater than 1.5 has a significant likelihood of causing problems as the patient ages. With age BP rises as does the tension inside the left ventricle. The lack of elasticity eventually gets transferred to the right side with increasing pressures in the pulmonary circuit. Once pulmonary resistance rises to systemic levels it is too late. ...Read more

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How do I get my asd child to come out of their own little world?

How do I get my asd child to come out of their own little world?

Not sure what u mean: ASD to me means atrial septal defect - a hole in the heart. I don't know how this applies to coming out of their world. If you meant add you should probably resubmit the question. I can't help you with that one. ...Read more

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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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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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I was diagnosed with a 6mm ASD at 18 and am now 20, almost 21. Should I be getting it checked every few years?

Small ASD: You should be checked in follow up to be sure the size has not changed. One data point is less likely to be reliable than more than one. If it is unchanged at a recheck now two years later, then the timing of recheck can be extended. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a kid with ASD to regress at age 4? Son has been making huge progress since diagnosis 14 months ago but last few days scare me.

How likely is it for a kid with ASD to regress at age 4? Son has been making huge progress since diagnosis 14 months ago but last few days scare me.

Pervasive Disability: I hate that you are seeing regression the last several days in your child with ASD, keep working hard on social skills training and his therapies, speech, OT, even PT in certain cases. Intensive Social Skills training helps teach your child the behaviors that come natural to the rest of us "neurotypicals". Could he have an emerging illness? Sore throat? Fever? Bad day at school? Earache? ...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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