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Is asd of the heart linked with autism in anyway?

Is asd of the heart linked with autism in anyway?

Not really: There are chromosomal disorders that have ASD and developmental delay as primary features, but that would be the only link. Di george syndrome and 22q11 syndrome, are two obvious examples. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Is it abuse when your parents lock you out of the house when they're not home&its cold-you have no way to use the br-&you have autism&heart problems?

Is it abuse when your parents lock you out of the house when they're not home&its cold-you have no way to use the br-&you have autism&heart problems?

Poor judgement: the parents used pooor judgement in locking yoiu out of the house. Parents will have to give a good reason for their action. In most jurisdictions, this behavior should be reported to the appropriate government authorities. ...Read more

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How long would it take to repair an asd (hole in the heart) in a newborn?

How long would it take to repair an asd (hole in the heart) in a newborn?

As long as it takes.: 4 types of asd. Primum asd, secundum asd, sinus venosus type asd, pfo. Also rare unroofed coronary sinus. Once cardioplegic arrest and atriotomy done, about 15-20 mins. Once the ASD closed you have to close the atrium, re-start the heart, come off cardiopulmonary bypass, dry up and close up the chest. These may take as long as necessary to get them done. ...Read more

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If I had asd surgery when I was a baby what would cause heart pain now after 18 years?

If I had asd surgery when I was a baby what would cause heart pain now after 18 years?

Probably not heart: Most 18 year olds most likely are not going to have "heart pain" as you put it. If you're having palpitations and rapid heart beat, that can feel unusual and should be checked. However most likely the pain is when you breathe, or right in the middle of the chest, and represents pain where the cartilage meets the sternum. Get this looked at, but a muscular problem sounds more likely. ...Read more

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How can you close a hole in the heart asd?

How can you close a hole in the heart asd?

ASD: When closure is necessary we have surgical procedures and for some people transcatheter atrial septal closure possible.. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don’t' close the asd in my child's heart?

What will happen if I don’t' close the asd in my child's heart?

Shorter life span: Large and long-standing atrial septal defects can damage your heart and lungs. An adult who has had an atrial septal defect for decades may have a shortened life span from heart failure or high blood pressure in the lungs. ...Read more

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I have asd (hole in my heart) what are the chances I will need surgery some day?

I have asd (hole in my heart) what are the chances I will need surgery some day?

Depends: If you are an adult abd your ASD has a diameter of more than 6 mm it will likely lead to an enlargement of the right heart and should be closed to avoid later complications like rhythm problems. An echo will help to assess the size of the right heart. Most asds can be closed in the cath lab as outpatient pricedures with a quick recovery. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't catch an asd in a child until after the age of 10yo, does this mean their heart is damaged for life?

What happens if you don't catch an asd in a child until after the age of 10yo, does this mean their heart is damaged for life?

Not particularly: Although there is an effort to close asd's by school age an asymptomatic child of 10 is not necessarily ruined for life. The size of the defect is quite variable as is the effect on heart function. I would be more concerned if the child had gone thru puberty and added muscle mass and weight to the equation.An open discussion of your concerns with your physicianis in order. ...Read more

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Why am I having heart palpitations after an asd closure?

Why am I having heart palpitations after an asd closure?

Very common: It is quite common to have palpitations following any type of cardiac procedure. It is important to diagnose them properly, however, so i would go see your cardiologist so they can investigate it more thoroughly. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the life expectancy for someone with asd heart disease?

Help please? What is the life expectancy for someone with asd heart disease?

ASD: The life expectancy for a patient with ASD depends on the degree of shunting. If it is a small ASD with minimal shunting, life expectancy can be normal. If it is a large ASD with a left to right shunt and pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure, life expectancy can be signficantly decreased. ...Read more

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Just found out my 3yr old.Has a heart murmur asd im worried they told us to wait months to re due test . Wat will waiting do y not do some thing now?

Just found out my 3yr old.Has a heart murmur asd im worried they told us to wait months to re due test . Wat will waiting do y not do some thing now?

Safety: With many children's surgeries, the longer that the surgeons can wait (while the child is stable and growing), the easier the surgery will be. Having a bit more weight and a more stable immune system helps a lot with surgery. Your child's doctor will follow her closely and make sure that she is not becoming unstable. ...Read more

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They suspected apvr and has two secdum asd is 3 yrs old he has a cough with flem should I be worried the cough can cause his heart to have trouble?

They suspected apvr and has two secdum asd is 3 yrs old he has a cough with  flem should I be  worried the cough can cause his heart to have trouble?

No: The cough and mucus are likely secondary to a viral illness or allergies. While he will be miserable for a few days, it will resolve. It will not harm his heart. At his age, it is about time to consider repair of his heart defects. ...Read more

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Could I do gym after having open heart surgery of asd?

Could I do gym after having open heart surgery of asd?

ASD: Talk to your doctor. If your repair was successful and things otherwise are good, exercise will be recommended to you. Discuss the form(s) of exercise appropriate for you with the doctors who know you and your condition. ...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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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more