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Yesterday my 3 yr old was diagnosed with two small asds and anomalous pulmonary venous return. He is a big healthy boy what should he avoid?

Yesterday my 3 yr old was diagnosed with two small asds and  anomalous pulmonary venous return. He is a big healthy boy what should he avoid?

Nothing...: At his age you don't really need to restrict his activity. However, this is a fantastic question for his pediatric cardiologist as he gets older. That is the person who knows best your child's specific cardiac layout, how much blood is shunting to alternative places in his circulation and whether or not that shunting is putting any undo stress on his heart. However, make sure he gets his flu shot! ...Read more

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4yr old. asd, gastric reflux, low iga,allergic related mediated gastrointestinal dysmotility. Black bloos streaks stool. Pain esophagus stomach. What?

4yr old. asd, gastric reflux,  low iga,allergic related mediated gastrointestinal dysmotility.
Black bloos streaks stool. Pain esophagus stomach. What?

Abdominal pain : You gave obviously been to a whole conference of physicians. You already have a huge list of legitimate GI diagnoses. If the stool is still bloody/black you need to do more. Sorry. Add these to your find out list- mechel's diverticula, h pylori, c diff, milk allergy, and endoscopy. Perhaps you need a second opinion from another doctor and hospital. Your persistence will be best solution ! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of asd?

What are the symptoms of asd?

Most patients: Have no symptoms at all. The therapy is indicated to prevent late symptoms in adulthood like rhythm problems, exercise intolerance and rarely right heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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What exactly is asd behavior?

What exactly is asd behavior?

ASD-what do U mean: Autism spectrum disorder, atrial septal defect, ? Please be more specific & use less initials when u ask questions. ...Read more

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Could downs syndrome be a part of asd?

Could downs syndrome be a part of asd?

Please be specific: When asking questions on the site please avoid using initials or labels that may have several interpretations. ASD could relate to a heart defect or autistic spectrum disorder as an example & the answer would differ significantly.Though ds patients can have the heart defect, autism spectrum label would be considered inappropriate for a ds patient even though some of the symptom features overlap. ...Read more

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What is the procedure to close an asd?

What is the procedure to close an asd?

There are two : Traditionally an ASD is closed with a surgical procedure. The hole can be sutured primarily or may require a patch to be sewn over the hole. Current surgical advances include the use of a mini sternotomy resulting in a smaller scar on the chest. Many asds can be closed with a device delivered from the leg through the large veins of the body. The device has a very success rate and leaves no scar. ...Read more

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Are there any risks associated with asd?

Are there any risks associated with asd?

Rhythm problems: Untreated significant ASD leads to enlargement of the right heart and as a result of that rhythm problems in later life and in some pts exercise intolerance due to right heart failure. If there is an enlarged right heart the ASD should be closed. ...Read more

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What’s the difference between asd and vsd?

What’s the difference between asd and vsd?

Different anatomy: An ASD involves a defect (a whole) in the wall separating the two atria (upper chambers of the heart). A vsd involves a defect in the wall between the ventricles. Also because the pressures a different are different between the atria and ventricles, communications between the two atria or the ventricles have significant clinical differences. ...Read more