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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

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

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What is an atrial septum defect?

What is an atrial septum defect?

Hole in upper chmbrs: The ASD is a hole in the wall that is supposed to separate the upper chambers of the heart. ...Read more

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Does anyone else out there have atrial septum defect discovered as an adult?

Does anyone else out there have atrial septum defect discovered as an adult?

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

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It true that people suffering from atrial septum defect can never have normal kids?

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 more

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Atrial septum defects: right to left shunt, what is all this?

Atrial septum defects: right to left shunt, what is all this?

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

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My boy he has atrial septum defect, its not life threatening is it?

My boy he has atrial septum defect, its not life threatening is it?

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 more

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What is the difference between a patent foramen ovale and atrial septum defect?

What is the difference between a patent foramen ovale and atrial septum defect?

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