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I'm 37wks pregnant & baby has avsd. Doctor suggested elective cesarian at 38wks as baby's heart weakening (110beat/min). Is this best for both of us?
Fetal center.: Your baby's case should be managed according to a multidisciplinary fetal care center recommendations, with input from pediatric cardiology, maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology and obstetrics. A pre-labor cesarean delivery is not necessary for most avsds, especially if the fetus is syndromic (down?). On the other hand, if fetal testing is non-reassuring then prompt delivery may prove life-saving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There is a lot of variability in size with a VSD and treatment varies.Some will actually close on their own, so nothing beyond watchful waiting is needed.The big ones are monitored and sometimes need meds to support the heart until baby is big enough to make the surgery a bit easier technically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 m.O. Ds cousin has complete avsd with unbalance ventricle, small pda.Malaysian doc can do nothing. Who, where would u recommend? What's the cost?
Too complex: This is not a good situation, as described. It would require multiple heart operations and still a normal heart would likely not be the end result, even if they were born in the us. The cost would be very high (>$100, 000) for the whole package and would take years with an uncertain, and not normal, outcome. Cost will vary tremendously from institution to institution, but it will still be high. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doctor, i'm 33weeks pregnant and from various ultrasound and echoscan, my baby is diagnosed with avsd. How do I prepare myself for baby's birth?
AV canal: Avsd is atrioventricular septal defect, also known as av canal, or endocardial cushion defect. It requires surgical repair in the first few months of life, but is not generally life threatening at birth. Most babies will go home and grow a month or so and then have open heart surgical repair by a pediatric cardiac surgeon. Most babies come through surgery fine, but may have residual valve issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atrioventicular sept: Atrioventicular septal defect occurs during the first eight weeks of fetal development.The size of the openings will affect the type and severity of symptoms difficult or congested breathing poor appetite or poor weight gain lack of interest or unusual tiredness during feeding cyanosis: a blue tone to the skin, lips, or nails pale, cool or sweaty skin a heartbeat that is too fast. ...Read more
Complete avsd size 29 mm in three month child with pah and av regurgitation is there. Could it be repaired?
Yes : Usually if it's a balanced avsd (normal sized ventricles) then regardless of defect size it is repairable . Pah at the age of three months is usually not fixed (reversible) and most probably secondary to the large left to right shunt. Even if the baby has down syndrome, at three months of age pah is usually reversible. Av valve regurg is part of avsd and does not preclude patient from repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other way around: About 1/3 of ds patients will have a heart defect including many with a vsd or other more complex defects. However, of all those with vsd the ds group is only a fraction of the larger number. Vsd's are relatively common & represent a failure in completion of the walls between the chambers that grow out from the side & knit together during fetal life. >1/2 will close on there own by a year of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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