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My baby was diagnosed with both atrial septal defect and forearm patent ovale. What is prognosis?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Pretty good

Atrial septal Defect=hole between the upper chambers, Patent foramen ovale= normal opening between the upper chambers that usually closes after birth.
The ASD can vary in size while the PFO is usually smaller. This defect may or may not produce symptoms. It is often closed on a non urgent basis before school age. Small ones can be closed through a catheter. The doc can be more specific.

In brief: Pretty good

Atrial septal Defect=hole between the upper chambers, Patent foramen ovale= normal opening between the upper chambers that usually closes after birth.
The ASD can vary in size while the PFO is usually smaller. This defect may or may not produce symptoms. It is often closed on a non urgent basis before school age. Small ones can be closed through a catheter. The doc can be more specific.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Depends.

If it is indeed only and ASD the prognosis is good.
If there is a fetal syndrome the diagnosis is poorer. Genetic and cardiological studies are required before answering your question with any degree of accuracy.

In brief: Depends.

If it is indeed only and ASD the prognosis is good.
If there is a fetal syndrome the diagnosis is poorer. Genetic and cardiological studies are required before answering your question with any degree of accuracy.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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