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What happens if a baby has tricuspid atresia?

What happens if a baby has tricuspid atresia?

Need Surgery: All infants with tricuspid atresia will require surgery if they survive (which most do). They will ultimately require a few surgeries and this depends on what form of tricuspid atresia they have--but all will ultimately require a fontan. But if no other issues, they can do relatively well overall. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a baby has a PDA?

What does it mean if a baby has a PDA?

Below: The ductus arteriosus (DA) is a normal blood vessel that connects two major arteries — the aorta and the pulmonary artery — that carry blood away from the heart in a developing fetus. The DA diverts blood away from the lungs, sending it directly to the body. The lungs are not used while a fetus is in the amniotic fluid because the baby gets oxygen directly from the mother's placenta. When a newborn breathes and begins to use the lungs, the DA is no longer needed and usually closes during the first 2 days after birth. But when the DA fails to close, a condition called patent (meaning "open") ductus arteriosus (PDA) results, in which oxygen-rich blood from the aorta is allowed to mix with oxygen-poor blood in the pulmonary artery. As a result, too much blood flows into the lungs, which puts a strain on the heart and increases blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. Treatment The three treatment options for PDA are medication, catheter-based procedures, and surgery. ...Read more

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What is happening inside a baby who is born with cystic fibrosis?

What is happening inside a baby who is born with cystic fibrosis?

Cellular defect: Not to sound too technical, but cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that causes the chloride channels in cells to malfunction. As a result, the cells in the body are not able to transport chloride back and forth from the outside to the inside of the cells normally. This causes problems in the lungs, intestines, pancreas, and other organs. Presently there is not cure. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my newborn has TTN and a pneumothorax?

What does it mean if my newborn has TTN and a pneumothorax?

TTN and PTX: TTN is transient tachypnea of the newborn. It typically will resolve with time and usually requires only supportive care. Some infants may be born with retained fluid in their lungs and natural mechanisms to balance fluids are in place. The pneumothorax or collapsed lung, may be due to delivery and pressure on the baby's chest. The treatment depends upon the extent of the pneumothorax. ...Read more

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What is a change for heart transplant for a baby born with hypoplasie right ventricular, no tricuspid, vdc defect ?

What is a change for heart transplant for a baby born with hypoplasie right ventricular, no tricuspid, vdc defect ?

Heart transplant: Assuming you can get an appropriate sized heart and having the surgery at a universtity teaching hospital you baby stands an excellent chance of survival. ...Read more

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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a boy has atrioventricular septal defect?

My mind is racing. What does it mean if a boy has atrioventricular septal defect?

AV canal: Atrioventricular canal is a very complex congenital endocardial cushion defect that consist of a primum atrial septal defect and a av canal type of ventricular septal defect. May be associated with a cleft mitral valve. Surgical repair is the treatment. The timing will depend on severity of shunting, the presence or absence of a concomitant right ventricular outflow obstruction and other factors. ...Read more

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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has atrioventricular septal defect?

My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has atrioventricular septal defect?

Congenital defect: Also known as an av canal, it is a type of congenital heart defect. There is a an ASD and vsd together creating a defect (hole) in the center of the heart. There is also one common av valve , rather than 2 distinct valves (mitral and tricuspid valves). It is commonly but not necessarily associated with down syndrome. Surgical repair is required in infancy. ...Read more

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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a boy has congenital heart defects?

My mind is racing. What does it mean if a boy has congenital heart defects?

Depends: Congenital heart disease covers a wide range from life-threatening to benign. Start with your pediatrician, who can refer you to a pediatric cardiologist, who can make the right diagnosis, and advise you about prognosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a newborn has pneumopericardium?

Air surrounds heart: The pericardium is a sac of tissue surrounding the heart. Rarely air can become trapped between the sac and heart itself. This can be severe and life threatening. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my child has atrial septal defect?

What does it mean if my child has atrial septal defect?

Hole in wall: You have 2 upper chambers in the heart & 2 lower.An atrial septal defect is a hole in the wall between the upper chambers. It is under less pressure than the lower chambers so it often causes no obvious problems early on. Most are closed using various methods before school age. ...Read more

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Does a cystic hygroma mean retardation for the baby if it is born>?

Does a cystic hygroma mean retardation for the baby if it is born>?

Not necessarily: Cystic hygroma is a congenital condition that can have a wide range of consequences. These are mainly anatomic and can be mild to severe. Can be surgically resolved but they can be severe and require significant intervention and may recur later. It can be associated with other syndromes that have more significant problems ie. Turners syndrome but not necessarily. Genetic counseling is recommended. ...Read more

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What happens if my baby is born with sickle cell disease?

What happens if my baby is born with sickle cell disease?

Needs special care: Baby w/ sickle cell disease needs special attention, so work closely with your pediatrician and pediatric hematologist (blood disease specialist). Your baby need daily medications (vitamins, antibiotic). You need to learn to spot signs and symptoms of sickle cell crisis. Your infant should get all routine childhood vaccines because he/she may not be able to fight infections well. ...Read more

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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has pyloric stenosis?

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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has pyloric stenosis?

Unusual but...: Also occurs in girls. Only one significant difference will be that the offspring from an affected girl has 25 percent chance to develop pyloric stenosis. ...Read more

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What happens if a heart murmur is left untreated, what happens?

What happens if a heart murmur is left untreated, what happens?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the heart murmur. Some are "benign" and should be left alone. Others are serious. ...Read more

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What happens when a child is born with an unexpected congenital anomaly?

What happens when a child is born with an unexpected congenital anomaly?

Proper care: Parents and child learn to cope with the anomaly, see specialists, see what can be done to repair or improve the condition, and get set up for appropriate therapies if indicated. You improvise, adapt, and overcome...To quote gunny highway /clint eastwood. ...Read more

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My son was born with hypoplastic coarctation aorta. As it was hypoplastic does that mean the problem occured during fetal/heart development?

My son was born with hypoplastic coarctation aorta. As it was hypoplastic does that mean the problem occured during fetal/heart development?

Yes: Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital heart defect, meaning that it is an abnormality of cardiovascular development. Sometimes, there is associated aortic arch hypoplasia, which is probably what you are referring to. This combination requires a more extensive surgical repair for success. Generally, the arch hypoplasia is associated with more severe coarctation presenting early in life. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if a 19 week old fetus has enlarged ventricles?

What exactly does it mean if a 19 week old fetus has enlarged ventricles?

Hydrocephalus: It could mean hydrocephalus but you need to discuss these findings with your OB doctor. This condition is usually caused by excessive amounts of spinal fluid in the brain. ...Read more

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If a 3month old baby has a liver problem what are the symptoms?

If a 3month old baby has a liver problem what are the symptoms?

Need info: why do you think your baby has liver problem Is your baby jaundiced? please send me more history ...Read more

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What happens if a man takes Zoloft (sertraline) and has a baby with heart defect?

What happens if a man takes Zoloft (sertraline) and has a baby with heart defect?

REMARKABLE: Wouldlike to meet man who has baby! seriously, you want to talk with a fetal development specialist. Zoloft (sertraline) is known as med that seldom causes these problems. Also there's often a genetic basis for a heart defect. Get a pro to help you sort it out. ...Read more

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