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If I smoked weed during the pregnancy, does this mean there is a higher chance of my child having an asd?

If I smoked weed during the pregnancy, does this mean there is a higher chance of my child having an asd?

Not Necessarily: Marijuana intake during pregnancy has been associated with some behavioral and other issues, but not specifically with an ASD as far as i understand. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Have PFO or ASD and trying to get pregnant. Should I be tested for clotting abnormalities? Which ones? Before pregnancy or once I'm already pregnant?

Have PFO or ASD and trying to get pregnant. Should I be tested for clotting abnormalities? Which ones? Before pregnancy or once I'm already pregnant?

No: The clotting issues would happen with or without the cardiac issues. Of more concern, the status of the cardiac anomalies and current cardiac function should be ascertained BEFORE getting pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of asd?

What are the symptoms of asd?

Most patients: Have no symptoms at all. The therapy is indicated to prevent late symptoms in adulthood like rhythm problems, exercise intolerance and rarely right heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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What exactly is asd behavior?

What exactly is asd behavior?

ASD-what do U mean: Autism spectrum disorder, atrial septal defect, ? Please be more specific & use less initials when u ask questions. ...Read more

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What is the procedure to close an asd?

What is the procedure to close an asd?

There are two : Traditionally an ASD is closed with a surgical procedure. The hole can be sutured primarily or may require a patch to be sewn over the hole. Current surgical advances include the use of a mini sternotomy resulting in a smaller scar on the chest. Many asds can be closed with a device delivered from the leg through the large veins of the body. The device has a very success rate and leaves no scar. ...Read more

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How can you close a hole in the heart asd?

How can you close a hole in the heart asd?

ASD: When closure is necessary we have surgical procedures and for some people transcatheter atrial septal closure possible.. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ASD and PTSD?

What is the difference between ASD and PTSD?

ASD & PTSD: Acute stress disorder symptoms can be similar to PTSD symptoms, except that ASD symptoms last for a minimum of 2 days & up to 4 weeks, while PTSD lasts much longer (more than a month). ...Read more

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What does the EKG of a person with ASD look like?

What does the EKG of a person with ASD look like?

ASD ecg: read this: http://www.learntheheart.com/ecg-review/ecg-topic-reviews-and-criteria/atrial-septal-defect-review/

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How long will I take aspirin after asd closure by amplatzar?

How long will I take aspirin after asd closure by amplatzar?

Several months: The amplatzer device will eventually be covered by the inside lining of the heart but this process will take a couple months to occur. Until that time, taking Aspirin will be benficial becuase it should avoid clots to form on the device. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don’t' close the asd in my child's heart?

What will happen if I don’t' close the asd in my child's heart?

Shorter life span: Large and long-standing atrial septal defects can damage your heart and lungs. An adult who has had an atrial septal defect for decades may have a shortened life span from heart failure or high blood pressure in the lungs. ...Read more

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Any parents out there with asd kids at risk for a second child with it?

Any parents out there with asd kids at risk for a second child with it?

Projected risk ~ 4% : The projected risk for any congenital heart defect ( all of them together) is ~4% after one. If either parent has or had a chd the projected risk increased to ~8% fpr subsequent pregnancies. Review of this issue as well as other family experiences with a genetic counselor can better define your individual risks with pregnancy. An estimated 4% of pregnancies have some unexpected issue (inclusive). ...Read more

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What is the likelyhood of another surgery with an asd repair in a baby?

What is the likelyhood of another surgery with an asd repair in a baby?

No need to repair : There is no need to repair an ASD in neonates. In fact most asds in neonates and infants are rather small and will close by themselves. If asds are large and lead to a volhme load of the right ventricle they will be repaired after the 2nd year of life. We do that mostly as catheter procedures with less tan 30 minutes procedure time and less than 2 minutes of x ray under echocardiographic guidance. ...Read more

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Is it "normal" for an asd kid to sometimes laugh while having a meltdown or being aggressive.

Is it "normal" for an asd kid to sometimes laugh while having a meltdown or being aggressive.

Not normal, but not: Uncommon. I have a grandson with autism who periodically does the same. Several of my patients with autism have been described as doing this by their parents as well. It is a rather creepy experience. Sometimes they just don't seem to be wired correctly. I have seen adult children with autism hit instead of saying thank you. Is very clear that they mean to say thank you, and they apologize afterwards, but somehow the feeling of aggression and thankfulness are somehow cross wired. I would like to hear the experience of my colleagues in this area as well. ...Read more

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The new dsm v does not include Asperger syndrome how will future people with this asd be treated ?

Likely no different: What will likely happen is that most with asperger's syndrome will be reclassified as autism spectrum disorder and hopefully most services will remain intact. It has always been somewhat diffficut for some with aspergers to get help if they are doing well academically and mainly have social difficulties. Schools base services on function in school and social difficulties often ignored. ...Read more

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Ald asd level are 3x higher than normal level.I don't drink at all or eat high protein.Is there any way to lower them?

Ald asd level are 3x higher than normal level.I don't drink at all or eat high protein.Is there any way to lower them?

Work up: Elevated liver function tests needs work up like hepatitis screening , liver ultrasound, medication review and etc. Fatty infiltration of the liver is one of the most common cause of abnormal lft's. ...Read more

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Are there any risks associated with asd?

Are there any risks associated with asd?

Rhythm problems: Untreated significant ASD leads to enlargement of the right heart and as a result of that rhythm problems in later life and in some pts exercise intolerance due to right heart failure. If there is an enlarged right heart the ASD should be closed. ...Read more

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Am i a carrier for asd as well if my brother has it?

Am i a carrier for asd as well if my brother has it?

Probably not: The risk of congenital heart disease in the population is a little less than 1%. If you have a sibling who is affected, your risk is statistically higher, but only about 2-3%. ...Read more

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Are there any chances that asd 10x8mm will cure itself?

Unlikely: At that size they might watch it for a while in infancy to give it a chance. Yet, chances of it doing so are remote. Most would want it fixed prior to school age using a double mushroom device that could be inserted thru a catheter or occasionally by direct surgical repair.. ...Read more

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