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Cause Of Single Ventricle
Early second trimest: A fetal echocardiogram can be performed as early as 13-15 weeks gestation in some instances.The majority will be performed after 18-22 weeks during a pregnancy.A diagnosis can be made at that time and monitored through the pregnancy and a plan can be put in place regarding the delivery and neonatal care.Surgical planning can be started after the first diagnosis. Neonatal diagnosis is also possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby's needs in air: A single ventricle is adequate for fetal development when mom is doing most of the work. After air breathing starts, the pressures of the heart change, add lungs, kidney & liver work along with regulating body temperature. The extra pressures needed to push blood & do the extra work cause the single ventricle to fail & the mixed poorly oxygenated blood it pushes can't feed the tissue ...Read more
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Multiple: Single ventricle cannot be corrected, but a more normal circulation of blood is accomplished through a series of surgeries (most commonly three separate operations). The first is performed shortly after birth; the second around six months of age and the third at a few years of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Echocardiography: Looking directly at your child's heart with an echocardiogram is a safe, inexpensive and very reliable way of determining if your child has a single ventricle. Physical exam, ecg, chest x-ray and your child's blood oxygen content may make the doctor suspect significant heart disease but echo will allow him to confirm it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiac abnormality: This is a congenital issue, with a single ventricle there is a high probability of hypoxemia and a sleep study can help to quantify this and its sleep stage dependence. The treatment of this is multidisciplinary and specialists are absolutely warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serious CHD: Several congenital heart diseases appear as "single ventricle" on fetal ultrasound. All of these are serious diseases and all require multiple surgeries and hospitalizations for long-term survival. While long-term survival is possible, there is significant long-term mortality and morbidity in all of these diseases. Care should be at a center with expert teams in pediatric cardiac care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was born with a single ventricle i have one tattoo already do you think i could get another one?
No Risk: Having a single ventricle and getting a tattoo should not be an issue. This condition does not put you at risk for more serious complications of tattoo application. Typical risks associated with tattoos include unclean needles with risk of transmission of infection, contact dermatitis, skin infection, etc. If you are concerned talk to your cardiologist about risk associated with your condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many places: That is a difficult question to answer, because so many institutions do not report their results to the public. When deciding on this, one should ask the surgical team what their results are for a given condition. However, the results not only depend on the surgeon, but on the medical team, including nursing care, intensivists, respiratory therapists, and cardiologists. ...Read more
Complex subject.....: Single ventricle generally means that there is only one ventricle instead of the usual two (one left and one right). Thus, the single ventricle has to do the work of two (pumping blood to the lungs and to the rest of the body). This condition almost always requires surgery. Types of single ventricle include hypoplastic left heart syndrome, double outlet right vent, tricuspid atresia, among others. ...Read more
Riley: In indiana, there is a highly respected children's hospital with a high quality congenital heart center in indianapolis. Congenital heart centers are the typical homes for experts in the care of people with single ventricle. The name of the hospital is riley children's hospital, associated with the university of indiana. ...Read more
Possible: Every child is different, so it is impossible to predict what will happen to your child. Remember that statistics apply to a whole population, not each individual. But in general, ~ one-third of single-ventricle patients require a transplant during their life-time with today's medical knowledge. Remember, these statistics change as medicine improves too. Please discuss with peds cardio. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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My echo says that my left ventricle is performing @ the lower percentage of normal. What can be the cause of this? Should i be worried? Pls help!
Need cardiologist: While waiting to see your cardiologist, start on co-enz q 10 400 mg daily- good quality- willner chemist is a good source. ...Read more
What might be cause/implictns of bend in right ventricle and abnormal rhythm patterns? 28 & healthy frequent palps but no fainting. Laymens terms please
Band?: I think you mean "band"? It's actually a moderator band and it lives in the right ventricle. It's a normal structure but is only seen on some echoes (due to technical issues). It causes no symptoms and does not require treatment. Here is a simple explanation:http://www.Vhlab.Umn.Edu/atlas/right-ventricle/moderator-band/. ...Read more
Obstruction of flow: A mass in the third ventricle could either obstruct the ventricle or severely limit the flow of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) from the lateral ventricles to the 4th ventricle. This reduction in flow or obstruction of flow causes the CSF to well-up behind the obstruction producing increasing pressure and hydrocephalus. Relieve the obstruction or shunting the ventricle will relieve the hydrocephalus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type?Confirmed?: Use HealthTap Prime to discuss complex cases. I'm uncertain (1) how you KNOW that the spots are xanthogranulomas [XG], (2) if they're in the choroid plexus & (3) how long they've been there. Are XGs also present on the skin? Does the pt have Juvenile Xanthogranuloma Disease (JXG)? Choroid plexus XGs don't cause any symptoms but JXG is associated with neuro disease. Diffuse slowing is nonspecific. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SSS: The specific causes of sick sinus syndrome (SSS) actually vary. Some conditions will cause SSS and a dilated ventricle and/or progress to heart failure. In that case, the slow heart rate would be contributed to the underlying condition, rather than the SSS. See a cardiologist for full evaluation, discussion of treatments, and help with long-term planning. ...Read more
Certainly: Associated but the better question to ask unless you know is why do you have an enlarged left ventricle. Hope you have seen or are planning to see your cardiologist. ...Read more
Yes: Brain tumors can block the normal circulation of cerebral spinal fluid resulting in fluid backing up in the brain and causing dilatation of the ventricular system. ...Read more
Yes.: Creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd) is an incurable, degenerative disease of the brain caused by incorrectly folded proteins. As the brain cells are destroyed, the brain tissue can shrink and become atrophied. The ventricles of the brain, which are fluid containing structures, can become bigger due to surrounding brain tissue loss. Thanks to m. Dinapoli, med student. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your cardiologist ca: Since this is a heart related matter, your family doctor should guide you and arrange a consultation with a cardiologist. Right heart can be dilated for any reasons that cause pulmonary hypertension such as chronic or acute lung disease. I would want to be sure there is no pulmonary emboli(blood clots in your lungs). ...Read more
Not to worry: An undilated left ventricle is a normal sized left ventricle - that's good! "mild septal bulge" is a bit ambiguous. I read echoes for a living and i'm not certain what is meant by this. If wall thickness is otherwise normal, ejection fraction is normal and there's no hx of heart attack, i'd regard it as a normal variant. If it is systolic bulge, it could indicate previous damage. See my comment. ...Read more
Can a spinal tap sittin up cause high CSF open pressure? They put a v.P in and now has edema along the cath line and slit ventricles. In for 10 yrs.
Must be lying: You can't measure opening pressure if the spinal tap is done while you're sitting up. ...Read more
Dr found that I have a small left sided heart and abnormal septal motion in ventricle everything else is normal and drs arent concerned any causes?
If u have ectopic atrial tachycardia, does the ectopic signal cause the ventricles to beat too? And what's the difference with reentry tachycardia?
EAT: Atrial tachycardia, regardless of mechanism, conducts to the ventricles. The main issue with any form of atrial tachycardia is that the rapid ventricular rate can result in annoying symptoms and, if fast and persistent, can eventually weaken the heart. The difference between EAT and reentry is one of mechanism. (ie how the electrical impulse is conducted). Incessant EAT requires treatment. ...Read more
Mother 67yrs obstructive cyst of 3rd ventricle with right frontal haematoma on 19/1/13. Persistent UTI refuses to go. Cause and cure.
Urine culture: Recurrent and persistent uti's can be from being immunocompromised or hospitalization and therefor "exotic" bacteria. If the culture shows a common bacteria as e coli or another bowel bacteria, a prolonged or IV course of antibiotics as well as a continuous preventive antibiotic may help. Ask her neurologist for explanation of the brain lesion! if it leads to urinary retention that could be why. ...Read more
15 yo. Syncope & pots syndrome.Mild ^ aortic artery and mild ^ left ventricle low sa node. What is low sa node? Would anatomy cause the diagnoses
POTs: Pots is a syndrome where there is an exaggerated heart rate response to changes in blood pressure. When the heart rate goes too high, certain reflexes kick in and can then cause low blood pressure and fainting. This condition is typically not caused by an anatomical problem but rather a physiological one. ...Read more
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