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Severe Fixed Defect
Pars defect: Pars defects are disruption of the bony connection between the front and back of the spine. These defects can be asymptomatic or cause back and leg pain depending on the severity or lack of associated nerve compression. Treatment for symptomatic lesions includes core strengthening, pain management with possible pars injection, or surgery. ...Read more
Depends: There are two ways of closing an ASD - via surgery (suture closure) or via a umbrella like device by cath (device examples are amplatzer and helex). Your cardiologist will perform an echo which can help determine size of defect and area of septum surrounding defect. This all helps to determine if you are candidate for device closure or will need surgery. ...Read more
VSD: It depends on the severity is the best answer. If the defect is small often it is left to close on its own which may happen. However, if the defect is large then it may be closed sooner than later in order to prevent complications. ...Read more
Is severe ischemic mitral regurgitation the same as severe mitral regurgitation as a study explains ischemic repair or replace have similar outcomes?
Abnormal dilated lv with large fixed defect in Anterior, Septal, and inferior wall. RV function appears to be normal?
Defects: These findings in an echocardiogram are consistent with prior damage as seen in heart attacks(myocardial infarctions) causing a weakening of the left ventricle's contraction ability. You should be under the care of a cardiologist for Further investigation of your coronary artery circulation and preventative treatment as you cannot afford any more myocardial damage. ...Read more
No: And probably "mild" dextroscoliosis (or "Mild" anything for that matter), should be surgically corrected. Find other ways to improve it. ...Read more
Pediatric Cardiac: A thoracic surgeon with experience in congenital cardiac surgery. Usually in pediatric hospitals. ...Read more
Possibly: In the case of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, there is usually some degree of pulmonary hypoplasia (lung underdevelopment) which can lead to chronic pulmonary problems. In addition, there is some risk of hernia recurrence which would cause pulmonary problems from the abdominal organs herniating through the diaphragm into the chest and compressing the lung(s). ...Read more
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