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What's the difference between incomplete double (3 chamber heart) vs. A complete double (4 chamber heart)?

What's the difference between incomplete double (3 chamber heart) vs. A complete double (4 chamber heart)?

Heart: Normally your heart has 4 chambers or compartments-two atria and two ventricles. If you have a 3 chamber heart that usually means that there is an opening between the two chambers, either the atria or ventricle, making the heart only 3 chambers and there is also a mixing of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood. Depending on the size, location and severity surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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How can doctors treat a vsd and a missing chamber in my wife's heart?

How can doctors treat a vsd and a missing chamber in my wife's heart?

Congenital: To answer this with accuracy we need to know the details of your wife's anatomy and situation. Her doctor/cardiologist is the best source for you for this explanation and discussion. ...Read more

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Is it normal for unborn babies to have an opening in the upper chamber of the heart?Is it something I should worry about?

Is it normal for unborn babies to have an opening in the upper chamber of the heart?Is it something I should worry about?

Upper Chamber open.: There are 2 natural openings in unborn babies. A patent ductus arteriosus (between Pulm Artery and Aorta) and a Patent Foramen Ovale (between the Left and Right atria). The PFO is the one you refer. It is natural and closes in the majority of babies shortly after birth. Other PFOs stay open and may need to be closed later, although still uncommon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my heart is normal size and chamber sizes? message me for link to my MRI files thanks

Can you tell me if my heart is normal size and chamber sizes? message me for link to my MRI files thanks

Heart size: You should ask this question to your doctor who has all the necessary information. ...Read more

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Can a two-day old baby survive with a 3-chambered heart?

Can a two-day old baby survive with a 3-chambered heart?

See below: Congenital abnormalities of the heart do have an increased mortality, that is risk of dying, than a normal child. However, some of these lesions can be repaired so that the child can go on to lead a relatively normal life. Talk to you pediatric cardiologist or surgeon to get more details. Good luck. ...Read more

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Just out of interest, which ventricle chamber (the left or right) Is supposed to be the biggest in the heart(not the muscle)?

Just out of interest, which ventricle chamber (the left or right) Is supposed to be the biggest in the heart(not the muscle)?

Anatomy: The volumes of the ventricles are the same if all is normal. The mass of the left ventricle is normally more than the right. The shapes of the ventricles are different. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it called when a person has 2 arteries coming out of just one chamber of the heart?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it called when a person has 2 arteries coming out of just one chamber of the heart?

Anomalous coronary a: Coronary artery anomalies (or malformation of coronary vessels) are congenital abnormalities in the coronary anatomy of the heart. By definition, these abnormalities are variants of anatomy occurring in less than 1% of the general population. They are often found in combination with other congenital heart defects. Many coronary anomalies don't cause symptoms and are recognized only at the time of autopsy. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a 2 year old having an open heart surgery to fix asd vsd and double right chamber?

What is the recovery time for a 2 year old having an open heart surgery to fix asd vsd and double right chamber?

Variable: If all goes well, one week at most in the hospital, and about six weeks to resume many normal activities. Of course some cases are complex and these guidelines would not apply. Ask your child's cardiologists or surgeon what they anticipate. ...Read more

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As a diagnostic procedure, a catheter (thin tube) can be inserted into a heart chamber and the pressures there, true?

As a diagnostic procedure, a catheter (thin tube) can be inserted into a heart chamber and the pressures there, true?

True: You've described a "heart catheterization" exactly as it would appear on the consent form! (i know you've run out of room: the rest of the line is, "and the pressures are measured there."). ...Read more

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Is a low ejection fraction (48%) always indicative of heart problems? My stroke volume is low too. All my wall sizes and chamber sizes are normal.

Is a low ejection fraction (48%) always indicative of heart problems? My stroke volume is low too. All my wall sizes and chamber sizes are normal.

EF,SV: These numbers have little meaning without knowing the patient's other data as well as where these numbers came from. The values if obtained from a good lab by a valid technique suggest that something may be wrong with the heart and a reason for the low values be sought. ...Read more