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Cardiomegaly In Newborn
PPH : In utero the lungs are not expanded and therefore the blood flow is impeded too. So the pressure in these vessels are high. When baby is born since the lung inflates the pressure in these vessel now slowly decrease dramatically. Pph is when the pressure in the vessels does not decrease and thereby difficult to deliver oxygen to the baby. It can resolve with medicines and sometimes without but usua. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A Transition: Pphn (acronym) is a common finding. All fetuses have high pulmonary artery resistance because their lungs are collapsed (full of fluid as they're not breathing). When the baby is born and takes a deep breath, the expanded lungs lead to decrease resistance and pressure in lungs. In some babies, the pressure remains high, hence the term pphn. This will resolve if there are no other issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whether Mild Tricuspid regurgitation and Mild Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Echocardiography of 17Y old boy is a disqualification for aviation?
Cardiologist: In cases like this I would think that a cardiologist could do a thorough evaluation of the cardiac status and make a determination if there is any serious or hemodynamically significant cardiac pathology which would limit your ability to safely pilot an airplane. This thorough report would accompany the application. In view of the mild echocardiogram findings, I would be optimistic about a licens ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly...: You may have a "subclinical" defect (such as a very small atrial septal defect) that is not large enough to generate symptoms, yet could potentially be picked up on an echocardiogram. You may also have the most common congenital heart defect ( a bicuspid aortic valve) which could also be picked up on echo and which could be asymptomatic. ...Read more
Unfinished formation: The heart develops originally from a long tube that folds on itself in the embryo & forms the main chambers & features. The walls between the chambers are outgrowths that come together. If the walls did not completely form a gap will exist.In the upper chamber if a gap is left the atrial septal defect is "unfinished formation". ...Read more
They can be.: I respectfully disagree with dr. Evans. There are 8-10 published papers on the increase of hemangiomas after chorionic villous sampling (cvs). No one knows why this association occurs, but it is probably the same reason as the higher incidence of hemangiomas in premature infants. This is felt to be due to fetal "stress". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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What is the range for normal pulmonary pressure in mmHg in echocardiography in healthy people? Not in catheterization, just echocardiography.
Pulmonary HTN: Elevated blood pressure in the right heart and lungs is common and results from many causes, including problems with the function of the left heart and problems with the lung's own blood vessels. Echocardiography can usually but not always make the diagnosis. An excellent review of this topic is in J Am Soc Echo 2013 by Bossone et al. ...Read more