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Hole In Heart Septum
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
20 week scan, told baby may have hole in heart and being sent to check it out next week. How common is this? Is baby ok?
Wait for results: You are being sent to check it out - this means a more detailed study. At that time they should be able to tell you if it is serious or not. Your 20 week scan was screening for problems. The higher level test will provide more detail. A heart problem is present in 8 of 1000 babies, many do just fine. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hole: 'hole in the heart' is usually either atrial or ventricular septal defect. To make exercise recommendations it is necessary to know the type and size of the shunt. In general we believe exercise is good for most folks. For large shunts however, the increased cadiac output can cause severe increases in shunt flow and problems. You need to discuss with your dr. Your specifics. ...Read more
2 yrs ago echo showed hole in heart. Last years showed no hole and this years showed no hole. Could it have closed or is it really still there ?
I have a hole in heart by birth. I have yearly checkups. So far doctors haven't suggested any medicines. Can I have a active life and normal sex?
It delends: It depends on the type of hole the size of the hole and how much blood flows through the hole. Most holes should be fixed. They may increase risks of strokes, infections, and heart failure. One type of hole-a pfo can be watched. You doctor is your best information source. Ask them. They should educate you on what you have and recommend the best course of treatment. If not-get a new doctor. ...Read more
Complicated: A 'heart murmur" means that one can hear blood flow with a stethoscope. Very nonspecific term. A "hole in the heart" is a connection between the circulation that supplies the lungs (right heart) and the circulation that supplies the body (left heart). There are various types of holes (defects). All of the holes/defects have the potential to cause a murmur. Echocardiography will help. ...Read more
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