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Dr. Mary Callahan Dr. Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
25 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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

Dr. Gregory Sysyn Dr. Sysyn
Pediatrics
23 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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

Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Richard Pollard Dr. Pollard
Anesthesiology
26 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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

Dr. Warren Foster Dr. Foster
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
16 years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Ira Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
38 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Is it possible to have Atrial Flutter when on PPM? (Dual Chamber PPM for Complete heart block, range 60-150 bpm). What will happened in that scenario?

Is it possible to have Atrial Flutter when on PPM? (Dual Chamber PPM for Complete heart block, range 60-150 bpm). What will happened in that scenario?

Pacemakers do not: control atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. Pacemakers do one thing only and that is make slow hearts go faster. Some pacemakers have special tachycardia recognition and pacing treatments which may help control atrial arrhythmias but it is entirely possible to have atrial flutter with a pacemaker. If programmed well this should not be an issue. If not you might experience fast heart beats. ...Read more

Dr. Barton Cook Dr. Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
27 years in practice
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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My partner has an enlarged heart, irregular heartbeat and one chamber is 30%. Does he need a pacemaker? Valves ok.

My partner has an enlarged heart, irregular heartbeat and one chamber is 30%. Does he need a pacemaker? Valves ok.

Possibly: If your partner has a left bundle branch block, he may be a candidate for a bi-ventricular resynchronization icd. Ask to be referred to an electrophysiologist. Even if he doesn't have a lbbb, he may be candidate for a single chamber icd. ...Read more

Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan Dr. Mutharasan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
14 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Dr. Peter Baumann Dr. Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine
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20 weeks sonogram shows echogenic foci in 4 chamber heart and cystic areas seen bilaterally in fetal kidney measuring 3mm. Tested neg for ds, worried?

20 weeks sonogram shows echogenic foci in 4 chamber heart and cystic areas seen bilaterally in fetal kidney measuring 3mm. Tested neg for ds, worried?

MFM consult: Maybe a consultation with a maternal fetal medicine specialist can help putting the findings for you into prospective and help you not to worry. ...Read more

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Dr. Prabhat Sinha Dr. Sinha
Internal Medicine
5 years in practice
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Fluid in th heart chambers?

Fluid in th heart chambers?

Congestive heart fai: It seems like you have a case of congestive heart failure cut down fluid intake and take diuretics like furosemide. ...Read more

Dr. Prabhat Sinha Dr. Sinha
Internal Medicine
5 years in practice
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What is fluid in the heart chambers?

What is fluid in the heart chambers?

Congestive heart fa: It seems like you have congestive heart failure. Cut down fluid intake and take a diuretics get an heart echocardiogram done to check ejection fraction and leaky valve. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Why does the heart need so many chambers?

Why does the heart need so many chambers?

Design: The powers that be designed it that way. Some people don't have 4 chambers they only have 2 or 3 and the system doesn't work well that way. ...Read more

Dr. Elden Rand Dr. Rand
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
17 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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What is the definition or description of: Rapid beating of upper heart chambers?

What is the definition or description of: Rapid beating of upper heart chambers?

Rapid Heart Beat: A Heart beat (pulse) over 100 beats per minute. The medical term is tachycardia. There are several reasons for a tachycardia. The most common is a sinus tachycardia which is usually a normal response to physical, emotional or metabolic exertion or illness. Other reasons are for rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, and others. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Can the four chambers of the heart contract simultaneously or at different times?

Can the four chambers of the heart contract simultaneously or at different times?

2 + 2: The 2 atria contract simultaneously. The 2 ventricles contract simultaneously. When the atria contract, the ventricles are resting. When the ventricles contract, the atrial are resting. Get it? ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Is atria the top chambers of the heart?

Is atria the top chambers of the heart?

Yes: They are remarkable little structures and give the blood the little extra kick that makes the four-chambered heart the most effective model. Thanks for asking. ...Read more