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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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What is the disease when there is a hole in the heart?

What is the disease when there is a hole in the heart?

Hole in heart: The congenital conditions of atrial and ventricular septal defects are the commonest causes of 'hole in the heart'. Other causes include heart attack, trauma and rarer congenital heart diseases. ...Read more

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What is the disease called where there's a hole in the heart?

What is the disease called where there's a hole in the heart?

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

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What happens if there is an infection in the pericardium?

What happens if there is an infection in the pericardium?

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 more

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When mitral valve repair is done, is it the same process a annupolsty ring is inserted the same way as adults?

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 more

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Is there anything that typically causes a lazy eye? Is it the muscle thats the problem or a part of the brain?

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

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To repair a hole in the macula of an eye, is it operation?

To repair a hole in the macula of an eye, is it operation?

Can be: A vitrectomy (removal of the gel in the eye) can sometimes be successful in treating a a macular hole. It releases the traction on the macula and can improve your vision. ...Read more

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If someone has a hole in their heart, what is the name of the condition?

If someone has a hole in their heart, what is the name of the condition?

Hole in heart: The congenital conditions of atrial and ventricular septal defects are the commonest causes of 'hole in the heart'. Other causes include heart attack, trauma and rarer congenital heart diseases. ...Read more

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What is the most common fix if a baby is born with a semi-large hole in their heart?

What is the most common fix if a baby is born with a semi-large hole in their heart?

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

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If a person is having rheumatic fever which affects the valve, will it result in lesser blood pumping around the body?

If a person is having rheumatic fever which affects the valve, will it result in lesser blood pumping around the body?

Rheumatic Heart Dx: Yes it can do this most likely because the damaged valve is leaking or narrowed. Need more details. Lets do 2nd opinion to better help and understand. ...Read more

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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

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

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If a child has a small hole in the heart called a muskular ventricular septal defect, does that need surgery.?

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 more

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Is a hole in the heart the only congenital heart defect or are there others?

Is a hole in the heart the only congenital heart defect or are there others?

Many : Heart defects can range from holes between chambers to missing chambers to incorrect formation of blood vessels. ...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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Is it normal for unborn babies to have an opening in the upper chamber of the heart?Is it something I should worry about?

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

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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?

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