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What are the symptoms of avsd?

What are the symptoms of avsd?

Atrioventicular sept: Atrioventicular septal defect occurs during the first eight weeks of fetal development.The size of the openings will affect the type and severity of symptoms difficult or congested breathing poor appetite or poor weight gain lack of interest or unusual tiredness during feeding cyanosis: a blue tone to the skin, lips, or nails pale, cool or sweaty skin a heartbeat that is too fast. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Humes
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Endocardial Cushion Defects (Definition)

Endocardial cushion defects, more commonly known as atrioventricular (AV) canal or septal defects, include a range of defects characterized by involvement of the atrial septum, the ventricular septum, and one or both of the AV valves. A complete AV septal defect indicates the presence of both atrial and ventricular septal defects with ...Read more


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If my baby has avsd what is the chance she has down's?

If my baby has avsd what is the chance she has down's?

Other way around: About 1/3 of ds patients will have a heart defect including many with a vsd or other more complex defects. However, of all those with vsd the ds group is only a fraction of the larger number. Vsd's are relatively common & represent a failure in completion of the walls between the chambers that grow out from the side & knit together during fetal life. >1/2 will close on there own by a year of age. ...Read more

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Are there any surviving adults who were born with a complete avsd?

Are there any surviving adults who were born with a complete avsd?

Sure.: In fact most individuals born with balanced complete avsd can have long lives in spite of it, after surgical repair. ...Read more

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Complete avsd size 29 mm in three month child with pah and av regurgitation is there. Could it be repaired?

Complete avsd size 29 mm in three month child with pah and av regurgitation is there. Could it be repaired?

Yes : Usually if it's a balanced avsd (normal sized ventricles) then regardless of defect size it is repairable . Pah at the age of three months is usually not fixed (reversible) and most probably secondary to the large left to right shunt. Even if the baby has down syndrome, at three months of age pah is usually reversible. Av valve regurg is part of avsd and does not preclude patient from repair. ...Read more

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How old is a baby when they have their avsd repair?

How old is a baby when they have their avsd repair?

Depends: There is a lot of variability in size with a VSD and treatment varies.Some will actually close on their own, so nothing beyond watchful waiting is needed.The big ones are monitored and sometimes need meds to support the heart until baby is big enough to make the surgery a bit easier technically. ...Read more

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Would a partial atrioventicular septal defect avsd show on echo in an adult?

Yes: A partial avsd can be associated with a murmur and yet the patient may have no symptoms. It may not require surgery. It wil depend on the size of the defect and valve issues. A cardiac echocardiogram/doppler study (performed by someone familiar with congential heart defects, such as a board-certified pediatric cardiologist ) can detect the partial avsd. ...Read more

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Complete avsd size 29 mm in three month child with pah and av valve regurgitetion is there could it repair ?

Yes: A complete evaluation is necessary, but avsd is usually repaired at a few months of age. Av valve regurgitation is frequently associated and may be due to a "cleft" or slit like defect in the left side of the common av valve. This can also be addressed at the time of repair. ...Read more

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Complete avsd size 29 mm in three month child with pah and av valve regurgitetion is there could it repair ?

Complete avsd size 29 mm in three month child with pah and  av valve regurgitetion  is there

could it repair ?

Hopefully this helps: Not sure i understand your question fully, but atrioventricular septal defects (avsd) typically have sizable holes on the atrial and ventricular portions of the heart. This causes major problems in some children to gain weight, and even breathe well, and they often need diuretics before surgery. These defects should be closed before 6 months of age, and i hope this baby is being closely followed! ...Read more