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What is the hole in an infants heart that heals itself called?

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 more

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They took my hCG levels on wed, friday, sunday i went to hospital for bleeding monday went in baby heart fine hCG again wed if it droped would they call?

They took my hCG levels on wed, friday, sunday i went to hospital for bleeding monday went in baby heart fine hCG again wed if it droped would they call?

Would they call?: I don't think i can answer the "would they call" question. I'd like to think yes. But sometimes it does take time for results to get in and be reviewed. I would tell you, for today, take solace in hearing that heartbeat, and call the office in the morning to get an update. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pregnant heard heart beat at 7 wk 4 days. Got blood work and TSH came at 6.26. Doc called in levothyroxine. Will my baby ok or possible miscarriage?

Pregnant heard heart beat at 7 wk 4 days. Got blood work and TSH came at 6.26. Doc called in levothyroxine. Will my baby ok or possible miscarriage?

Should be ok: It is important for best outcomes to keep your TSH less than 2.5. This is why your doctor put you on synthroid (thyroxine). He/she will most likely check the TSH level again in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the thing called that shocks your heart?

I want to know what's the thing called that shocks your heart?

See below: It has different names: defibrillator, AED (automatic external defibrillator), cardioverter-defibrillator, or icd (internal cardio-defibrillator). ...Read more

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What is inflammation of the heart called?

Carditis: Inflammation of all components of heart is called pancarditis; inflammation of the inner lining is called endocarditiis, that of muscles - myocarditis, and that of outer lining - pericarditis. ...Read more

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What are rare(ish) heart diseases that affect infants?

Congenital heart def: Congenital heart defect (CHD) or congenital heart anomaly is a defect in the structure of the heart and great vessels that is present at birth. Many types of heart defects exist, most of which either obstruct blood flow in the heart or vessels near it, or cause blood to flow through the heart in an abnormal pattern. Other defects, such as long QT syndrome, affect the heart's rhythm. ...Read more

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What is it called when your heart rate goes up a lot when standing?

What is it called when your heart rate goes up a lot when standing?

Can be normal: Typically your heart rate will rise by 20 to 30 bpm, when you first stand, from a lying or sitting position. This is a response that keeps the blood flow to your brain, as your circulatory system compensates for the changes with gravity. Your HR should normalize after 1 to 2 minutes of standing. If it doesn't we call it an abnormal orthostatic response (e.g. POTS, orthostatic hypotension . etc) ...Read more

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Heart: what is the history of atrium, i mean why is it called atrium?

Heart: what is the history of atrium, i mean why is it called atrium?

Latin: Atrium is latin for a welcoming or reception room which leads to other rooms - which is exactly what the cardiac atrium is. (it "welcomes" the blood returning from the lungs into the left atrium or the whole body into the right atrium, collects it, and ushers it into the ventricles.). ...Read more

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What is a missed beat/pause in the heart called and what is it caused from?

What is a missed beat/pause in the heart called and what is it caused from?

Extra systolic Pause: The pause following a premature beat can be due to resetting of the natural pacemaker by the premature beat or by failure of the next impulse to go through because the pathway is still not fully recovered from the previous beat ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is a hole in the heart of an infant/results of incest?

I need your expertise, is a hole in the heart of an infant/results of incest?

No: If you include all kinds of congenital heart defects, (even minor ones), the incidence is 75 per 1000 births - it has nothing to do with incest. ...Read more

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What is an electrical shock delivered to the heart to correct abnormal heart rhythms called?

Cardioversion-defib: An implantable aicd has cardioversion and defibrillation capabilities. However, usually, it delivers a defibrillatory shock when it detects a dangerous rhythm. Of course, the energy is much lower since less tissue needs to be penetrated (the electrical lead goes directly into the heart). ...Read more

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The hole in our heart that we are born with that closes over as we get older well mine didn't close what is this called?

The hole in our heart that we are born with that closes over as we get older well mine didn't close what is this called?

Patent Foramen Ovale: Prior to birth, there is an opening (foramen or hole) between the two upper chambers of the heart, it is called the foremen ovale. The foreman ovale usually closes shortly after birth. If it does not close, the condition is called patent foramen ovale (PFO). PFO is common. It occurs in one of every four people. f there are no other heart conditions or complications, treatment is not necessary. ...Read more

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My heart has electic shock feels like my hert is coming out of my chest. How tou call this? Is something with i initials i

My heart has electic shock feels like my hert is coming out of my chest. How tou call this? Is something with i initials i

You have arrhythmia: It sounds like you have a heart arrhythmia. Most likely you are having PVC's (or premature ventricular contraction). That is when your ventricle contracts before it is fully filled with blood. At the same time I cant rule out paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. That is when your atrium suddenly contracting non-stop. You need to see a cardiologist immediately or if happens again go to ER ...Read more