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Ventricular Septum Defect
What does left ventricular size is normal with hypokensia of anterior septum and anterior wall with ef=40% actually mean? I had a quad bypass 7yrs ago
Indicates that: You left main heart chamber is normal in size but you do have some areas in heart that do not contract as strong which may represent an area that probable suffered an injury or infarction in the past. Also when your pumps out blood from left ventricule the amount pumped out is reduced somewhat. Discuss with your cardiologist the current status of your condition. ...Read more
What does "mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy, septum is akinetic & left ventricle is severely hypokinetic. " mean?
Left ventricular end- diastolic dimension borderline dialted (4.9-5.2 cm) Ef is > 55% atrial septum is aneurysmal are these findings normal if not why?
Yes: I see folks all the time of all ages who have an ASD discovered. Small ones are subtle, may not have a murmur, may not cause any abnormality on ekg, may be hard to pick up on a routine echo, may not cause any abnormality on a chest x-ray, may not cause any symptoms, and may not require any treatment. ...Read more
Atrial Septal Defect: It depends upon the size and type of the defect. Please consult a pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more
Inheritance ~ 4%: If you are healthy enough to contribute to or become pregnant, the risk of any of the multiple congenital heart malformations (inclusive) approximates 4% . Add that to the general risk of any pregnancy having an unexpected outcome (4%) & you have ~92% chance of a normal outcome. A sit down with a genetic counselor can help you understand each component of family or personal history to this process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ASD: Usually with an atrial septal defect the blood flow or shunt goes from left to right, however, in some situations when there is pulmonary hypertension the shunting goes from right to left. The problem with that is it causes some of the blood to bypass the lungs and not get the oxygen needed to bring to the tissues. ...Read more
Generally No: Usually not. This defect can lead to the heart straing due to the shunting of blood to the wrong place, but generally does not cause acute life threatening problems. A pediatric cardiologist can guide you for the specific details of your child's situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different: Patent foramen ovale is a temporary natural opening between two atria that allows fetal circulation to occur. Once born it closes spontaneously. An atrial septal defect is an abnormal opening between two atria that occurs due to incomplete formation of the atrial wall. It does not close spontaneously usually and may need surgery if it causes significant flow issues. ...Read more
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