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Atrial Septal Defects
Close hole in heart: An atrial septal defect is a congenital defect of the heart. A hole in the wall between the left and right atria permits blood to mix. There are several types of asd's and depending on the type and size they can either be closed with closure device placed thru the veins or by heart surgery (often minimally invasive surgery). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as cyanosis?: I believe evanosis and cyanosis are same, turning blue due to not enough oxygen in the blood being pumped by the heart ... Deoxygenated blood from the body returns to the heart and goes from the right atrium through the ASD to the left atrium (bypassing the lungs) and gets pumped back out to the body without picking up more oxygen from the lungs ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4d imaging &echo during week 32 of pregnancy showed normal heart function;can a 4 month baby still have chance to be diagnosed w atrial septal defect?
Yes: An atrial septal defect (ASD) is almost never diagnosed prenatally, since an atrial opening (pfo) is normal at that time. Most of the time i diagnose an ASD it is after the baby has gone home from the hospital. A murmur is often not heard initially, developing only later. Fortunately early diagnosis is not critical, since intervention is usually not needed for several years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dear dr. I need a help from you all its about my mother my mother has a.S.D mean atrial septal defect or you can say hole in the heart what i do?
Two choices: Depending upon the characteristics of the defect; there are 2 ways to close an atrial septal defect. The traditional approach has been surgery with a success rate of nearly 100%; however there is a risk of arrhythmia and effusion. More recently, catheter delivered closure devices have been used for select patients.. The overall success rate is about 98% and the risk of complications is lower. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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