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Doctor insights on: Tricuspid Atresia Repair

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Anyone survive tricuspid atresia?

Anyone survive tricuspid atresia?

Yes...: Tricuspid atresia is a congenital problem of the tricuspid valve, the inflow valve to the right ventricle. With this valve issue the right ventricle doesn't usually form normally. In the first week of life it will be established if the lungs are getting an appropriate amount of flow. Kids usually have 2 or 3 surgeries to in the first four years of life. Surgeries include the glenn and fontan. ...Read more

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I have tricuspid atresia, can I have a baby safely?

I have tricuspid atresia, can I have a baby safely?

No way to know: The best way to know is to ask your treating cardiologist.Some have great results from their heart surgery and some don't fare as well.You may function well in your daily life, but the stress of a pregnancy is hard on some women with normal hearts.Prenatal counseling with your docs and a geneticist would be worthwhile. Your risk of a baby with a heart defect could be as high as 8-10%. ...Read more

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I have tricuspid atresia. Can I safely have a baby?

I have tricuspid atresia.  Can I safely have a baby?

Maybe: This question would be best answered by a cardiologist with expertise in adults with congenital heart disease. Many women with ta have had successful pregnancies. It depends on how well your heart is functioning, what medications you are taking, the presence of abnormal heart rhythms, and the presence of other health problems. Your age is also a factor. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is the tricuspid atresia?

Tricuspid atresia: read this: http://www.childrenshospital.org/health-topics/conditions/t/tricuspid-atresia?_vsrefdom=TricuspidAtresia&gclid=Cj0KEQiAkdajBRCJ_7_j6sCck7wBEiQAppb2i0QI5C2d1wkS4Obu2m1LZlsCF7tEflJrx-VoORfHi58aAr298P8HAQ

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Can you tell me about tricuspid atresia?

Can you tell me about tricuspid atresia?

Congenital heart dis: Tricuspid atresia is a serious congenital heart defect. The tricuspid valve connects the right atrium, which receives blood from the body, to the right ventricle, which pumps to the lungs. This can be diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound. Early therapy can be life-saving, but typically three palliative surgeries are required for long-term survival. Surgery creates reliable blood flow to the lungs. ...Read more

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What happens if a baby has tricuspid atresia?

What happens if a baby has tricuspid atresia?

Will need surgery: Tricuspid atresia is absence of the valve between the upper and lower chambers of the right side of the heart. Blood is unable to flow from the right heart into the lungs to pick up oxygen, so the baby is cyanotic or blue. The baby will get a medicine called prostaglandin (pge) and will then need one or more surgeries to create a connection so that blue blood from the body gets to the lungs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about tricuspid atresia and having child with a successful turn out?

Can you tell me about tricuspid atresia and having child with a successful turn out?

Outcome of TA: TA is an uncommon, congenital heart defect usually diagnosed before birth. After birth infants usually require urgent medical intervention (IV medication) and surgery soon after. The long term management includes at least 2 additional operations (Fontan procedure).Children with successful Fontan may have good(but not normal) quality of life ...Read more

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What syndrome has hypoplastic ventricle, pulmonary and tricuspid atresia?

What syndrome has hypoplastic ventricle, pulmonary and tricuspid atresia?

Variable: Could be a dorv double outlet right ventricle which can incorporate the defects mentioned. ...Read more