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Doctor insights on: Interventricular Septal Defect

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Will an interventricular septal defect automatically cause overriding of the aorta?

Will an interventricular septal defect automatically cause overriding of the aorta?

No.: There are many different types of ventricular septal defects (vsd). The only one associated with an overriding aorta is in the syndrome of tetrology of fallot. ...Read more

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I recently had a heart echo that came back normal but noticed on results 1.1 CM Interventricular Septal Thickness and 1.1 CM LV Wall Thickness, both at upper range of normal. Is this a worry or ok?

I recently had a heart echo that came back normal but noticed on results 1.1 CM Interventricular Septal Thickness and 1.1 CM LV Wall Thickness, both at upper range of normal. Is this a worry or ok?

Forget numbers: A review od your symptoms and medical history are needed to make sense of any test, normal or not. You can't interpret medical tests just by looking at "normal values". There is a reason there is arange of normal. We are all a little different. But, for what its worth, "normal" in this case is probably just that...normal. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a septal atrial defect?

Could you explain what is a septal atrial defect?

Since birth: It's a congenital defect in which the there is a hole in the wall separating the left and right atria (upper chambers of the heart). It's usually called an "atrial septal defect" or just asd. ...Read more

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Can valve problems and septal defects be undetectable?

Can valve problems and septal defects be undetectable?

Sometimes: Sometimes small septal defects and some valve abnormalities may go clinically undetected until an echocardiogram is obtained or MRI of the heart. ...Read more

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Abnormal dilated lv with large fixed defect in Anterior, Septal, and inferior wall. RV function appears to be normal?

Abnormal dilated lv with large fixed defect in Anterior, Septal, and inferior wall. RV function appears to be normal?

Defects: These findings in an echocardiogram are consistent with prior damage as seen in heart attacks(myocardial infarctions) causing a weakening of the left ventricle's contraction ability. You should be under the care of a cardiologist for Further investigation of your coronary artery circulation and preventative treatment as you cannot afford any more myocardial damage. ...Read more

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What are common methods of repairing a ventrical septal defect?

What are common methods of repairing a ventrical septal defect?

What type?: Repair depends on the type of ventricular septal defect .. There's perimembranous, av canal type, subaortic and muscular. Need to know if double outlet right ventricle or left ventricle present. Is there a concomitant right ventricular outflow tract obstruction?. Need to stop the heart and saw a patch, were to open the heart depends on type of vsd and associated defects. Timing of repair varies. ...Read more

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