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No Down Syndrome But Av Canal Defect
Other way around: Atrioventricular (av) canal defect is a relatively common congenital heart defect in children born with down syndrome. Down syndrome "causes" av canal defects, not the other way around. Av canal defect is a major congenital anomaly with the potential to cause severe symptoms. However, in most cases, av canal defect can be repaired. High levels of surgical skill is important for best outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Av canal does not cause down syndrome, but av canal is one of the abnormalities that make up down syndrome (a syndrome is a group of abnormalities that appear together in affected persons). The cause of down syndrome is the presence of an extra chromosome #21. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patterns: The extra chromosome in every cell causes confusion in the formation of every complex organ system of the body. The heart is quite complex, and the AV canal defect is more or less a failure of the heart to complete itself (the walls between chambers form near the end of the normal process).The pattern of facial features, hand features, etc all represent this pattern of interference in formation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is atrial flutter with variable AV block with premature ventricular or aberrantly conducted complexes? is same with AV Block heart degres 1?
I have atrial septal aneurysm-protrusion 6 mm beyond the plane and a base width 10mm.Ecg showed incomplete right bundle branch block.Is this dangeros?
Maybe: Every ASD does not need to be repaired. However this one is moderately large. You are 24 with a long life ahead of you. Echocardiograms and other tests will inform your cardiologist about your best choice forward. Also how healthy and athletic you are will help inform the decision. the RBBB is benign and unimportant in my opinion and compatible with a normal life span ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does isolated partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage always progress and get worse? They just found it with mild rv enlargement. No other defect.
Cardiopulmonary : I suggest that you continue to formulate questions like these for your specialist. ...Read more
My recent EKG reads sinus brady with 1st degree AV Block incomplete right bundle branch block. Am I at a greater risk for heart failure or a fib?
Correct: AllButBrady: damaged muscle cells, most commonly from blood supply issues (artery disease, by US autopsy studies >8 decades, present 1/2 population by age 7), arteries enlarge, not narrow, thus not clinically apparent for decades until vulnerable plaques rupture releasing WBCs triggering clots & blood flow blocked to capillaries. Same issue underlying atrial fib. All issues missed by conventional tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
L5 S1 Bilateral Facet Hypertrophy resulting in no significant central canal neuroforaminil stenosis. Been in pain for 10 months what can i do?
Ouch!: You're young to have this, unless you're prior military or did a lot of weight-bearing. Get to your ideal body weight. Strengthen core muscles with physical therapy/Pilates. Try oral NSAIDs & consider short oral steroid burst. No opioids/narcotics - more a curse than blessing. Try a TENS unit, acupunture, tilt table, hot/cold packs & last resort facet joint steroid injections/blocks. Hang in there ...Read more
What does this all mean.
the central spinal canal is widely patent
mild broad-based disc buldge at L5-S1
partial left L5 hemilaminectomy defect
Disk disease of back: The central (spinal) canal is open. There is a disk bulge at L5-S1 which may or may not cause any problems. There is part of the L5 vertebrae that is not there. Probably congenital and not an major issue. ...Read more
I have bradachardia, 1st degree av block & congenital heart disease papvr. Is clarithromycin safe to take? It causes heart problems? No?
Very specific proble: Clarithromycin can cause prolongation of the corrected QT interval (measurement on EKG). If overly prolonged, dangerous rhythm disturbances can result (torsades de pointe ventricular tachycardia). It will not affect or be affected by sinus bradycardia, first degree AV block, or partial anomalous pulmonary venous return. If your QTc is normal, then it's safe for you to use it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complete avsd size 29 mm in three month child with pah and av valve regurgitetion is there
could it repair ?
Hopefully this helps: Not sure i understand your question fully, but atrioventricular septal defects (avsd) typically have sizable holes on the atrial and ventricular portions of the heart. This causes major problems in some children to gain weight, and even breathe well, and they often need diuretics before surgery. These defects should be closed before 6 months of age, and i hope this baby is being closely followed! ...Read more
Complete avsd size 29 mm in three month child with pah and av valve regurgitetion is there could it repair ?
My sis undergoes mitral valve repair in 2009. Echo shows large la. But patient shows no sympton other then little faster heartbeat. Is it emergency?
Not emergency: Mitral valve repair is typically done for a leaky mitral valve (mitral regurgitation). A severe degree of mitral regurgitation is likely to result in enlargement of the left atrium (la). After repair of the mitral valve, an enlarged la would be expected to remain. An enlarged left atrium may predispose a patient to atrial fibrillation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I still avoid a pacemaker with AV block 2nd Degree, Mobitz II? Or it is the only treatment available?
Complete avsd size 29 mm in three month child with pah and av regurgitation is there. Could it be repaired?
Yes : Usually if it's a balanced avsd (normal sized ventricles) then regardless of defect size it is repairable . Pah at the age of three months is usually not fixed (reversible) and most probably secondary to the large left to right shunt. Even if the baby has down syndrome, at three months of age pah is usually reversible. Av valve regurg is part of avsd and does not preclude patient from repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi: if I have mobitz 1 av block and also SVT - does it mean my heart block can get worse because of the "underlying disease" it associated with?
Not necessarily: Both mobitz 1 second degree heart block and svt occur in structurally normal hearts. So, unless there's more to this story, you don't necessarily have "underlying disease." hence there may never be any progression. To the contrary, you might find it gets better with age. ...Read more
Hello.Can be done Nuss procedure if I have right bundle brand block plus insignificant mitral valve prolapse and suspected Marfan syndrome?
Nuss procedure: The co existing conditions do not contraindicate the procedure;find a center of physician with some experience for more definitive advice at your age ...Read more
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