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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