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What Is The Hole In An Infants Heart That Heals Itself Called
There's a few: Pre-birth, there are a couple ways blood goes around the normal circulation, and the hole between the upper chambers, the atria, is called the foramen ovale. That usually closes a few days after delivery. Sometimes there can be holes between the ventricles, the lower chambers. Those aren't supposed to be there, but they often will close on their own anyways, but should be monitored. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ASD or VSD: That term usually refers to an atrial septal defect or a ventricular septal defect (depending on where the "hole" is). ...Read more
When mitral valve repair is done on babies is it the same process a annupolsty ring is inserted the same way as adults?
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Complication: Needs to be treated with antibiotics. Sometimes fluid can accumulate in the pericardium at dangerous levels and cause pericardial tamponade. Some times, this fluid needs to be drained for diagnostic and or therapeutic purposes. If the infection is tuberculosis, the pericardium needs to be biopsied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When mitral valve repair is done, is it the same process a annupolsty ring is inserted the same way as adults?
Depends: Mitral has two leaflets and an annulus-doorframe which holds the base of the valves. Cords, valve, annulus can all be abnormal. The repairs are specific to the patient and the valve pathology. Creative and may include neo cords, resections, and almost all with a ring annuloplasty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anything that typically causes a lazy eye? Is it the muscle thats the problem or a part of the brain?
The interaction of : Both. From birth - ~ 6 years of age, anything that blocks or blurs vision in one or both eyes disrupts the normal development of connections between the eyes & brain, ultimately causing the child's brain to ignore signals from the eye with ?ed vision. The most common reason is misalignment of the eyes. See other causes on http://m.Kidshealth.Org/parent/general/eyes/amblyopia.Html. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the location of the defect of the heart. Some "holes" will close significantly on their own and do no require intervention. Depending on the magnitude and location of the hole, one might watch the patient for several years or attempt a catheter or surgical closure. ...Read more
If a person is having rheumatic fever which affects the valve, will it result in lesser blood pumping around the body?
There is a disease it is like a water bag in the middle of the brain that is caused by early born
i want to know is it dangerous or deadly ? thank u
Hydrocephalus: You may be describing hydrocephalus, a neurologic condition when the fluid of the brain and spinal canal (CSF) fills up abnormally large spaces in the brain (ventricles), creating pressure on the brain tissue. Some people are born with it (congenital) as a result of genetic or developmental defect. Others develop it later from injury or disease. The condition is often treated surgically. ...Read more
If a child has a small hole in the heart called a muskular ventricular septal defect, does that need surgery.?
Usually not: A muscular ventricular septal defect (vsd) is a special type of vsd (there are many kinds). The vast majority of small muscular vsds require no treatment, and 90% close up by themselves by a year of age. Only large defects or those associated with other heart problems are likely to require surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it normal for unborn babies to have an opening in the upper chamber of the heart?Is it something I should worry about?
Upper Chamber open.: There are 2 natural openings in unborn babies. A patent ductus arteriosus (between Pulm Artery and Aorta) and a Patent Foramen Ovale (between the Left and Right atria). The PFO is the one you refer. It is natural and closes in the majority of babies shortly after birth. Other PFOs stay open and may need to be closed later, although still uncommon. ...Read more
Does a displcement of the meniscal root mean that there is a tear? Where is the articular cartilage in the knee? What is the purpose of having that?
Meniscus - surgery: You are quoting detailed anatomy inside the knee, likely from an MRI report. It describes a tear in the meniscus cartilage, which lines the inside of the knee so bones can glide against each other smoothly. This usually needs surgery to correct, but the surgery can be done through a tiny incision with a scope. Find more info @ http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00358. ...Read more
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