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My Mind Is Racing What Does It Mean If A Boy Has Congenital Heart Defects
AV canal: Atrioventricular canal is a very complex congenital endocardial cushion defect that consist of a primum atrial septal defect and a av canal type of ventricular septal defect. May be associated with a cleft mitral valve. Surgical repair is the treatment. The timing will depend on severity of shunting, the presence or absence of a concomitant right ventricular outflow obstruction and other factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Congenital defect: Also known as an av canal, it is a type of congenital heart defect. There is a an ASD and vsd together creating a defect (hole) in the center of the heart. There is also one common av valve , rather than 2 distinct valves (mitral and tricuspid valves). It is commonly but not necessarily associated with down syndrome. Surgical repair is required in infancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficulty Moving: Cerbral palsy is caused by injury to the areas of the brain that control movement. It can range from a child with weakness in one arm to someone who cannot control there arms or legs. A child may require equipment to walk or be wheelchair bound. It may be accompanied by mental retardation. Typical causes include injury before or after birth, prematurity or asphyxiation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bradycardia: The "normal" heart rate during wake is 60-100 beats per minute. This is not the same for sleep. Sinus bradycardia (heart rate less than 60) can be completely normal during sleep. This being said, many medications slow the heart rate on top of this. It is not uncommon when i look at a sleep study that someone can have heart rates in the 30s and be asymptomatic. ...Read more
Hole in wall: You have 2 upper chambers in the heart & 2 lower.An atrial septal defect is a hole in the wall between the upper chambers. It is under less pressure than the lower chambers so it often causes no obvious problems early on. Most are closed using various methods before school age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when a specialists says its just a freckle on my baby's heart? no heart murmur though.
Who knows?: There is no such thing. It is probably his way of saying don't worry about "it". ...Read more
Endocarditis: Or infection of the heart valve.Get a more detailed answer ›
What does it mean if you have an irregular heart beat? (double beats, pausing) my friend has it and she is 15.
Extra beats: Most probably she has extra beats, may be referred to as premature beats. Not uncommon, especially in female teens during puberty years. If structurally normal heart with normal function, they are usually benign and rarely require any treatment. Best to avoid caffeinated products which may increase them in frequency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In Down Syndrome...: Children with trisomy 21 (down syndrome) can develop something called transient myeloproliferative disorder (tmd). It is on the spectrum of aml, but it can spontaneously regress. Other times, it may either require low dose chemotherapy if it is affecting organ function (liver), or it can develop into full blown aml, requiring intensive chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more
I have a ventricular septal defect (vsd). Is it dangerous, and will my baby have the same condition?
Get records to know: Women who have a congenital heart defect surprisingly may know little about it. In some cases there are few symptoms between infancy and the time they get pregnant. They should ask their parents for information, get records from all their doctors and from any hospitalizations including when they were born, and see their cardiologist and an OB specialist about risk before trying to conceive (ttc). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
TTN and PTX: TTN is transient tachypnea of the newborn. It typically will resolve with time and usually requires only supportive care. Some infants may be born with retained fluid in their lungs and natural mechanisms to balance fluids are in place. The pneumothorax or collapsed lung, may be due to delivery and pressure on the baby's chest. The treatment depends upon the extent of the pneumothorax. ...Read more
If my pulse is normal, does that mean i'm probably not having a heart attack? Can't tell if reflux, anxiety or heart.
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