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Will need surgery: Tricuspid atresia is absence of the valve between the upper and lower chambers of the right side of the heart. Blood is unable to flow from the right heart into the lungs to pick up oxygen, so the baby is cyanotic or blue. The baby will get a medicine called prostaglandin (pge) and will then need one or more surgeries to create a connection so that blue blood from the body gets to the lungs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby had pulmonary atresia intact septum, ultrasound showed there was a connection between the right ventricle and the right coronary, how?
No known cause: There is no known cause of pulmonary atresia with an intact ventricular septum, a congenital heart disease. It does not seem to be genetic. Now that ultrasound has discovered it, you and your doc can discuss the next steps. Here is a great pamphlet written for parents on it, by the British Heart Foundation. The very best wishes to you! file:///C:/Users/Sus/Downloads/C8_Pulmonary_atresia.pdf ...Read more
No way to know: The best way to know is to ask your treating cardiologist.Some have great results from their heart surgery and some don't fare as well.You may function well in your daily life, but the stress of a pregnancy is hard on some women with normal hearts.Prenatal counseling with your docs and a geneticist would be worthwhile. Your risk of a baby with a heart defect could be as high as 8-10%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: This question would be best answered by a cardiologist with expertise in adults with congenital heart disease. Many women with ta have had successful pregnancies. It depends on how well your heart is functioning, what medications you are taking, the presence of abnormal heart rhythms, and the presence of other health problems. Your age is also a factor. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im pregnant after fail of taking morning after pill, but my baby come out have pulmonary atresia with ASD & VSD. Isnt caused by the pill?
Unknown: Septal defects are felt to have at least in part a genetic predisposition, so it isn't likely that any one thing, such as the emergency contraceptive pill, caused the defects you describe. There likely were number of things that occurred that led to these complex cardiac anomalies. There is no good evidence at this time that Plan B causes or contributes to heart defects, but much more study needed ...Read more
Choanal atresia ...: Is a congenital blockage of the nasal passage. It can occur on one side (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral). It is usually found in babies soon after birth because it causes breathing problems, since babies usually breathe mostly through the nose. The initial treatment is to make sure the baby can breathe ok. Surgery is needed at some point to open up the nasal passage(s). ...Read more