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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has atrioventricular septal defect?

My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has atrioventricular septal defect?

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 more

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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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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a boy has atrioventricular septal defect?

My mind is racing. What does it mean if a boy has atrioventricular septal defect?

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 more

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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

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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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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

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What is the most effective surgeon for complete atrioventricular septal defect?

Septal repair: Cardiovascular Surgeons are those trained to perform these procedures. There are Pediatric CV surgeons as well as Adult CV surgeons. You want one who is experienced in that particular procedure which is not an every day condition. ...Read more

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My new born baby has discover with atrioventricular septal defect (avsd). What caused this?

My new born baby has discover with atrioventricular septal defect (avsd). What caused this?

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. There are multiple genetic and environmental factors involved. But rest assured, nothing you did caused this heart defect and nothing you could have done would have prevented it. ...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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