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Hole In Heart Asd
Septostomy is a procedure similar to an amniocentesis that may be performed on a woman who is carrying twins. A needle is placed into the uterus under ultrasound guidance and a hole is made in the membranes between the two babies. This allows the amniotic fluid pressure to become more equal on both ...Read more
I have a hole in my heart asd and i need open heart surgery is it risky and will my heart be normal after that?
Depends: If you are an adult abd your ASD has a diameter of more than 6 mm it will likely lead to an enlargement of the right heart and should be closed to avoid later complications like rhythm problems. An echo will help to assess the size of the right heart. Most asds can be closed in the cath lab as outpatient pricedures with a quick recovery. ...Read more
What happens if you don't catch an asd in a child until after the age of 10yo, does this mean their heart is damaged for life?
Not particularly: Although there is an effort to close asd's by school age an asymptomatic child of 10 is not necessarily ruined for life. The size of the defect is quite variable as is the effect on heart function. I would be more concerned if the child had gone thru puberty and added muscle mass and weight to the equation.An open discussion of your concerns with your physicianis in order. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
As long as it takes.: 4 types of asd. Primum asd, secundum asd, sinus venosus type asd, pfo. Also rare unroofed coronary sinus. Once cardioplegic arrest and atriotomy done, about 15-20 mins. Once the ASD closed you have to close the atrium, re-start the heart, come off cardiopulmonary bypass, dry up and close up the chest. These may take as long as necessary to get them done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not heart: Most 18 year olds most likely are not going to have "heart pain" as you put it. If you're having palpitations and rapid heart beat, that can feel unusual and should be checked. However most likely the pain is when you breathe, or right in the middle of the chest, and represents pain where the cartilage meets the sternum. Get this looked at, but a muscular problem sounds more likely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why didn't th 3 heart catheterizations I have has find the asd or.Pfo recently found on an echocardiogram?
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