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Atrial Septal Defect Pfo
Does atrial septal defect differ from pfo? How does it differ? My cardiologist suspected that I have asd/pfo. I think he's not sure.
Pfo vs Asd: Pfos are very common in the general population in fact as high as 30 per cent in your age group . An ASD is a somewhat different entity where there is a larger communication between the 2 upper chambers of the heart . Pfo generally require no treatment ASD s at times need repair or closure depending on the size. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is a PFO the same as atrial septal defect? Echo states abnormal shunt suggestive small atrial septal defect.What does suggestive mean is it def small?
No not rutpure, but: Aneurysmal interatrial septum refers to the 1cm billowing of the interatrial septum around a vertical axis. The risk with a PFO or ASD, is that of thromboembolism and potential stroke. Refer to research work by S. Homma from Columbia University, NY who initially suggested a link between cryptogenic stroke and PFO. Consider antiplatet therapy, before closure device, if possible. ...Read more
Could bacteria in the blood or group A or B strep infections cause Atrial Septal Aneurysm with a PFO or ASD shunt? Are these always congenital?
I have been diagnosed with atrial septal aneurysm and now know there is a PFO after having a bubble study done only a few bubbles seen. Should I worry?
Possibly: You maybe at increased risk of stroke. Patients who develop strokes of unknown cause (cryptogenic) have a high probability of having a pfo/aneurysm. Stroke prevention may include medications such as aspirin plavix (clopidogrel) or warfarin. Consultation with a cardiologist who can visualize your echo films or possibly do a TEE can guide you further. ...Read more
Can my cardio determine the size of my Atrial Septal Aneurysm from a regular echo? Doing bubble study to rule out PFO. He says no need for TEE. :-/
Echo for PFO: An echo is done with the ultrasound probe on the chest wall. The quality of the image depends on the "window" between your ribs. It is usually not easy to see the atrial septum well. Transesophageal echo (TEE) with the probe in the esophagus gives much more detailed images. One question, though, is whether TEE would change anything about plans for your treatment. Send me more details? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the dangers of having gallbladder removed and liver biopsy if I have PFO and intra atrial septal anuerysm?
Air in intravenous: You are having a gallbladder removal and liver biopsy. You have a patent foramen ovale (pfo). You biggest risk for the pfo during surgery is an air embolism traveling from the right side to the left side of the body. Talk to your anasthesiologist. He/she will take extra precautions to prevent this. Care also when insufflating the abdomen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After echo and stress test I was diagnosed with atrial septal aneurysm and small pfo. Dr doesn't want to treat. I'm so scared, am I at risk? 28yo F
On 81mg aspirin after PFO and atrial septal aneurysm diagnosis. Is coated or un coated better? Am I still at risk while on this? So tired of worrying.
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