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What can cause an ?Atrioventricular septal defect?

What can cause an ?Atrioventricular septal defect?

Endocardial cushion : Its a congenital endocardial cushion defect resulting on an inlet type of vsd, a cleft mitral valve, and an ostium primum asd. Fairly common in down's syndrome but may occur spontaneously in non down's. ...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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What are causes of atrioventricular septal defect?

What are causes of atrioventricular septal defect?

Unknown: The heart is a very complex organ. We still do not fully understand how the normal heart develops in the fetus. We understand even less about what causes the heart to develop abnormally. It is likely that there are multiple genetic and environmental factors that contribute to abnormal cardiac development. ...Read more

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What are the tests for atrioventricular septal defect?

What are the tests for atrioventricular septal defect?

ECHO,CATH: Also known as a-v canal vsd:transesophageal echocardiogram, surface echocardiogram, cardiac mra, cardiac catheterization, oxymetry and ventriculography. ...Read more

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What's the safest way to treat atrioventricular septal defect?

What's the safest way to treat atrioventricular septal defect?

Easier method: If it needs to be treated most can be closed with an umbrella like device which is implanted to close the hole. This is done by going through your vein using a catheter, thus avoiding open heart surgery. ...Read more

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Why is atrioventricular septal defect common? With down's syndrome?

Why is atrioventricular septal defect common? With down's syndrome?

Chromosomal abnormal: The association of atrial septal defect with Down Syndrome is part of the constellation of body abnormalities that characterize it. ...Read more

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How come atrioventricular septal defect so common in children with down's syndrome?

How come atrioventricular septal defect so common in children with down's syndrome?

Unknown: The heart is a very complex organ. We still do not fully understand how the normal heart develops in the fetus. We understand even less about what causes the heart to develop abnormally. ...Read more

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What ?Surgeons fix a ?Complete atrioventricular septal defect?

Pediatric Cardiac: A thoracic surgeon with experience in congenital cardiac surgery. Usually in pediatric hospitals. ...Read more

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Do babies always have surgery for an atrioventricular septal defect ?

Do babies always have surgery for an atrioventricular septal defect ?

Yes: If not repaired in a timely fashion, eisenmenger syndrome develops and subsequent death. ...Read more