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Pfo Vs Asd
Asd yes pfo maybe: Significantly large (meaning that the right heart is enlarged) ASD needs to be closed. Pfo is noted in up to 20 % of the population. It has no relevance. There may be (data is weak) an association of pfo with stroke. Currently the american society of neurology recommends closure only after first recurrence of a stroke. Very controversial topic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patent foramen ovale describes a hole in the wall separating the top two chambers of the heart. A hole exists normally here during the development of the baby inside the womb, but it is supposed to close at birth. A hole that remains after birth can cause problems with blood ...Read more
My son is 11 months he has seen a cardo said he has an asd/pfo he turning more blue than usual so blue he looks black now going to face should I b worry?
Just found out that my PFO closure may have been an ASD closure. Is an ASD closure safe with flecainide?
Increases with age: "heart failure" is defined as heart disease that creates an inability to meet the bodies demands for oxygen. In asd, there are multiple factors that can contribute to this. In isolated asd, this is extremely rare in the first ten years of life, but by age 40, in one degree or another, exists in the majority of patients with large asd. Pfo (and small asds) do not cause heart failure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why didn't th 3 heart catheterizations I have has find the asd or.Pfo recently found on an echocardiogram?
Does atrial septal defect differ from pfo? How does it differ? My cardiologist suspected that I have asd/pfo. I think he's not sure.
Pfo vs Asd: Pfos are very common in the general population in fact as high as 30 per cent in your age group . An ASD is a somewhat different entity where there is a larger communication between the 2 upper chambers of the heart . Pfo generally require no treatment ASD s at times need repair or closure depending on the size. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PFO: Amplatzer and cardioSEAL.Get a more detailed answer ›
No not rutpure, but: Aneurysmal interatrial septum refers to the 1cm billowing of the interatrial septum around a vertical axis. The risk with a PFO or ASD, is that of thromboembolism and potential stroke. Refer to research work by S. Homma from Columbia University, NY who initially suggested a link between cryptogenic stroke and PFO. Consider antiplatet therapy, before closure device, if possible. ...Read more