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Would a CT of the chest with contrast see asd? Septal defect?

Would a CT of the chest with contrast see asd? Septal defect?

Usually not: But it can show some indirect evidence. You might want to get 2 d echo or trans-oesophgeal echo is you have a suspicion of asd. ...Read more

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Is asd (atrial septal defect) known as a hereditary condition?

Possibly: While there are some reports of familial clusters, generally it is a congenital condition affecting caused by a developmental defect. ...Read more

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Help please! is asd (atrial septal defect) a hereditary condition?

Help please! is asd (atrial septal defect) a hereditary condition?

Yes (in a sense): We are only just beginning to understand the genetics of congenital heart disease (chd). There are some specific genetic syndrome associated with asds. In addition, simply having an ASD does impart an increased risk--though small--of having children with chd. So yes, having chd is heritable, but in a multifactorial way (i.e. Not a single gene defect in many cases). ...Read more

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Hello docs, is asd (atrial septal defect) hereditary?

In some cases: Some cases of atrial septal defect have a genetic component. An example is holt-oram syndrome which is caused by a mutation in the tbx5 gene. Tbx5 codes for a protein called t-box 5, which is a transcription factor active during fetal development and is important in the proper development of the heart and the upper extremities. Almost certainly, there are other important genes. ...Read more

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Why does asd (atrial septal defect) cause fatigue?

Why does asd (atrial septal defect) cause fatigue?

FATIGUE EVAL: ASD can cause fatigue. You need an EKG/ECHO AND CARD CONSULT. You need full exam& labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue ...Read more

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Could the oxygenation of my brain affected before asd(atrial septal defect)closure?

Could the oxygenation of my brain affected before asd(atrial septal defect)closure?

Not usually: An ASD does not generally affect oxygen delivery to the brain (or the rest of the body). The only exception would be in the setting of severe pulmonary artery hypertension in which low oxygenated blood can flow from the right atrium into the left atrium and be pumped to the body. ...Read more

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Does atrial septal defect (asd) or ventricular septal defect (vsd) occur in some population groups more than others?

Does atrial septal defect (asd) or ventricular septal defect (vsd) occur in some population groups more than others?

Yes: ASD is more common in females 2-3/1, while vsd is only slightly more common. A variety of heart defects are frequently seen in chromasome defects, trisomies, deletions etc. Some asian populations have a form of vsd at higher frequency. There are polygenic factors that increase risk within families with heart defects for offspring with a lesion. ...Read more

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Please help! I have an atrial septal defect (asd)?

Treatable: The importance of an ASD depends on the location in the septum and on the size of the asd. Small asds may cause no problems. Larger asds may require treatment. The most common ASD is an ostium secundum asd. Often, this can be treated by implanting a device in the ASD by catheter, sealing the hole. If the ASD is very large, or other than a secundum defect, surgery may be necessary. ...Read more

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