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Complex ASD/VSD: Also known as an atrio-ventricular septal defect, it is a type of congenital heart defect. There is a an ASD and vsd together creating a defect (hole) in the center of the heart. There is also one common av valve, rather than 2 distinct valves (mitral and tricuspid valves). It is commonly but not necessarily associated with down syndrome. Surgical repair is required in infancy. ...Read more
With a patch: A-v canal defect is repaired by using a patch of material to reconstruct the septum (inside wall) of the heart and close the hole between the two ventricles and the two atria. Another important part of the operation is focused on division of the common a-v valve into well functioning mitral and tricuspid valves. ...Read more
Other way around: Atrioventricular (av) canal defect is a relatively common congenital heart defect in children born with down syndrome. Down syndrome "causes" av canal defects, not the other way around. Av canal defect is a major congenital anomaly with the potential to cause severe symptoms. However, in most cases, av canal defect can be repaired. High levels of surgical skill is important for best outcomes. ...Read more
Patterns: The extra chromosome in every cell causes confusion in the formation of every complex organ system of the body. The heart is quite complex, and the AV canal defect is more or less a failure of the heart to complete itself (the walls between chambers form near the end of the normal process).The pattern of facial features, hand features, etc all represent this pattern of interference in formation. ...Read more
What is the possible timing of repair of av canal defect with tetralogy of fallot in a child aged 3 months?
What is the ideal timing of repair of av canal defect with tetralogy of fallot in a child 4 months old delivered premature, growing slowly?
Ideally 4-6 m: Ideally repair is carried out at 4-6 months of age. However, some babies may be very symptomatic requiring repair earlier. Many surgeons may prefer the baby to be 4-5 kg (9-12 lbs) before repair. Considering preemies start with a low birth weight and may have poor weight gain, then repair may be at an older age still within the first year of life. Caloric intake should be optimized until surgery. ...Read more
Yes, it can.: Yes, atrioventricular canal (av canal) defects can result in decresed oxygen saturation if there is a residual shunt (mixing of blue and pink blood) which can happen in presence of elevated pressures in the lung (pulmonary hypertension). Decresed oxygen saturation can also result from lung disease and other conditions. ...Read more
Is it true that ginger can be harmful for people with heart diseases? I had an AV canal repair, and still have a mild mitral regurgitation.
I av concerns with my scalp I've red scabs and loads of yellow type dandruff my hair is constantly tangled and my ear canals are affected?
This depends...: I wish I could give you a definitive no. However, your perception of the experience is dependent upon so many factors. These include the extent of the infection, your personal tolerance to sensations, the skills of the dentist, the management of the clinical procedure by the dentist, the empathy of the dental personnel assisting you, etc. Searching online reviews may offer you great insight! ...Read more
A Bigger cavity: When a tooth becomes infected or decay has reached the pulp chamber, a root canal is needed. This procedure removes infected tooth structure and connective tissue within the canal while disinfecting the canal. The canal is then filled with a rubber derivative known as gutta percha. Afterwards, a post &core or just a core buildup and a crown will be needed. (1-2 weeks after RCT pending no pain.) ...Read more
It shouldn't: People will often hear horror stories around the water cooler about root canals. There are plenty of situations where a patient comes to a root canal specialist in pain. Our job is to take the pain away, not cause it. We will get you numb. Test you to make sure you're numb. If for some reason you have a "hot" tooth and need more anesthetic raise up your left hand. We will stop and get u more numb. ...Read more
Root canal: Is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead extraction. If a tooth can be saved with a good prognosis, the root canal is the treatment of choice. Root canal treatment is done under profound local anesthetic. It doesn’t hurt more than a filling or any other dental procedure. ...Read more
Speak with dentist: The dentist will use a local to numb the area. Prior to this a topical is placed in the area to try to superficially numb the area to feel the needle less. If needed nitrous oxide can be utilized to calm any fears or the dentist can prescribe a low dose of valium to allay any anxiety. You will be fine. ...Read more
See dentist ASAP: The dentist will try to make you as comfortable as possible. If you feel that you have anxiety prior to the visit, the dentist can prescribe an oral sedative or nitrous oxide can be used. It is important to bring a driver for both of these suggestions. It is also relevant to state, that it is much more comfortable to treat a tooth that does not have a raging infection, see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
See your DDS: According to the literature published by the dental association posterior teeth with previous root canal treatment have a six times great risk of fracturing if not covered by a crown for various reasons. I suggest that all posterior teeth that have root canal be restored appropriately within 30 days of root canal completion to avoid breakage. See your DDS for help. ...Read more
Root canal failure: Root canals fail for many reasons. For example the tooth may fracture or split. Sometimes infection at the end of the tooth is very resistant to antibiotic and cause failure. Occasionally, the seal in the root canal may fail and allow bacteria to invade the canal. Although there are other reasons, these are the most common. ...Read more