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Doctor insights on: Echocardiography In Pediatric And Congenital Heart Disease

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Are st and twave abnormalities significant in an ECG for diagnosing heart failure or disease?

Are st and twave abnormalities significant in an ECG for diagnosing heart failure or disease?

Yes: They frequently can be a marker of underlying heart disease. See your doctor and evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Difference in shortness of breath with heart valve disease and coronary heart disease?

Difference in shortness of breath with heart valve disease and coronary heart disease?

Cause: The symptoms will feel the same but the cause could be quite different. When the heart is not getting enough blood, it relaxes poorly after each heart beat. This can cause shortness of breath. In advanced stages, blocked heart arteries cause heart damage, pumping dysfunction, and heart failure. Valve disease can cause relaxation problems and heart damage as well despite normal circulation. ...Read more

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How are coronary and congenital heart disease different?

How are coronary and congenital heart disease different?

Difference: Congenital heart disease means you are born with it. Rarely coronary arteries are the main problem, usually it is one of the more common structural deformities. Coronary heart disease is disease of the coronary arteries, generally as a result of lifestyle issues such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, obesity, etc. ...Read more

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Can malnutrition worsen 13 year olds congenital heart defect-tetralogy of Fallot, valve regurgitation, and various holes throughout the heart?

Can malnutrition worsen 13 year olds congenital heart defect-tetralogy of Fallot, valve regurgitation, and various holes throughout the heart?

Yes, because...: Malnutrition worsens everything related to a one's health, both mentally and physically. In the U.S., with it's economic wealth and ample food supply, there is little malnutrition, except for people who have very little variety in their diets, who refuse to eat, who cannot eat due to medical problems, or who cannot absorb nutrients from their food. Heart is muscle, and muscles need good nutrition. ...Read more

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In what way are cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease similar?

In what way are cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease similar?

Limited similarity: Cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease are similar in that both are heart diseases. There are many types of cardiomyopathy and there are dozens of forms of congenital heart disease. Cardiomyopathy is heart muscle disease, due either to a molecular problem in the heart or to secondary damage from another disease. Congenital heart disease is a problem of heart development, present at birth. ...Read more

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Can a ultrasound of the heart detect heart defect in asymptomatic adult?

Can a ultrasound of the heart detect heart defect in asymptomatic adult?

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

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How often do?Congenital heart disease present as?Heart failure?

Rarely in utero.: Even severe fetal cardiac defects rarely cause fetal hydrops or heart failure. On the other hand, many severe defects can present as florid cardiac failure in the nursery or the first few days/weeks of life and prompt expert care is mandatory. See: http://texaschildrens.Org/locate/doctors/ayres, -nancy/. ...Read more

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Can pulmonary heart disease be seen on echocardiogram?

Can pulmonary heart disease be seen on echocardiogram?

Indicator: Echo can estimate elevated blood pressure in the pulmonary system. If there is a large blood clot in the lung, you may see an effect on the right sided heart chambers. ...Read more

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What is the cause of rheumatic heart disease and heart murmurs?

What is the cause of rheumatic heart disease and heart murmurs?

Autoantibodies: Rheumatic heart disease is one of the complications of an untreated strep infection.A month or more after the infection, the body has made antibodies that mistale the tissue of the heart for the germ they were designed to fight.Over time thease antibodies cause inflamation of the heart and can injure the valves. After the acute phase is past, you have a weaker heart with leaky valves and murmurs. ...Read more

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What is the best? Treatment for congenital heart defects or "holes in heart"?

What is the best? Treatment for congenital heart defects or "holes in heart"?

Best treatment is ..: Tailored to the individual, therefore you have to know the details like location, size and other factors to decide which type of catheter intervention or surgery should be done. ...Read more

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What is the difference between premature coronary heart disease and coronary heart disease?

What is the difference between premature coronary heart disease and coronary heart disease?

Age @ time of dx: Premature basically refers to manifestation of coronary disease and/ or it's diagnosis before age 55 in men and pre-menopausal women. ...Read more

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Would a person with neonate repaired patent ductus arteriosus be at greater risk for heart damage or heart disease due to the congenital defect?

Would a person with neonate repaired patent ductus arteriosus be at greater risk for heart damage or heart disease due to the congenital defect?

Hardly: Not to worry you , but even some very, very good surgeons have mistaken a wrong blood vessel for the PDA and ligated it instead. This includes the left pulmonary artery and even the descending aorta. Fortunately this is extremely rare. Other than that, there is basically no further risk of damage or disease. ...Read more

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Is CT cardiac calcium scan accurate in diagnosing mild ectatic ascending aorta? Have fam. History of heart disease (father died at 46 with chf) and slight heart murmur. Should I have other tests done

Is CT cardiac calcium scan accurate in diagnosing mild ectatic ascending aorta? Have fam. History of heart disease (father died at 46 with chf) and slight heart murmur. Should I have other tests done

No: You need an aortic ultrasound to determine if it is too large. A calcium score of the abdominal aorta is useless. A vest x-ray with abdominal view can tell you if you have a mildly ecstatic aorta or not but that is not harmful. If your doc is concerned the best test would be a stress test of your heart. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between coronary heart disease, heart disease and cardiovascular disease ?

Is there a difference between coronary heart disease, heart disease and cardiovascular disease ?

A bit..: Coronary heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease can involve disease of other blood vessels, including the carotid arteries, aorta, and the peripheral blood vessels particularly of the legs. ...Read more

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Are cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease the same disease?

Are cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease the same disease?

Close: The way i define it is that cardiovascular disease refers to the present of plaque (arterial disease) in the arteries of the heart. Ischemic heart disease means that the disease in the arteries has now decreased the blood flow to the heart and is affecting how it functions. Ischemic heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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What is tga in pediatric cardiology?

What is tga in pediatric cardiology?

Transposition: Transposition of the great arteries a kind of congenital heart disease. Occurs when the pulmonary artery that carries blood from heart to lungs comes from the left side of heart (abnormal) instead of right (normal); and the aorta which carries blood from heart to rest of body comes from the right side of heart (abnormal) instead of the left (normal). ...Read more

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What are the tests for congenital heart disease?

What are the tests for congenital heart disease?

Ultrasound, EKG: An echo and ultrasound will pick up nearly all. Further testing may be indicated in specific cases. ...Read more

Dr. Barton Cook
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Congenital Heart Disease (Definition)

Congenital heart disease includes heart problems/abnormalities present at birth. This can include septal defects (holes), abnormality of heart valves and rhythm ...Read more


Dr. Chad Rudnick
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Pediatrics (Definition)

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