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How do they operate on an av canal?

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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Surgery - Thoracic
6 doctors agree

In brief: With a patch

A-v canal defect is repaired by using a patch of material to reconstruct the septum (inside wall) of the heart and close the hole between the two ventricles and the two atria.
Another important part of the operation is focused on division of the common a-v valve into well functioning mitral and tricuspid valves.

In brief: With a patch

A-v canal defect is repaired by using a patch of material to reconstruct the septum (inside wall) of the heart and close the hole between the two ventricles and the two atria.
Another important part of the operation is focused on division of the common a-v valve into well functioning mitral and tricuspid valves.
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Dr. Marco Paliotta
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Dr. Lars Erickson
Pediatrics - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Patch & valve surg

A complete atrioventricular canal defect is a large hole between the left and right sides of the heart, one large valve from the upper to the lower chambers instead of two and a defect ("cleft") in one leaflet of the mitral valve.
Surgical repair involves sewing a patch over the hole, dividing the single valve into the mitral and tricuspid valves, and partially stitching closed the cleft.

In brief: Patch & valve surg

A complete atrioventricular canal defect is a large hole between the left and right sides of the heart, one large valve from the upper to the lower chambers instead of two and a defect ("cleft") in one leaflet of the mitral valve.
Surgical repair involves sewing a patch over the hole, dividing the single valve into the mitral and tricuspid valves, and partially stitching closed the cleft.
Dr. Lars Erickson
Dr. Lars Erickson
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Canal Patch

This depends on the degree of atrioventricular septal defect.
However, in general, the patient is put on cardiopulmonary bypass, so the heart can be temporarily stopped and operated on. This allows the surgeon(s) to place one or two patches within the heart to seal the atrial and ventricular defects. A valve repair is then performed on the tricuspid and/or mitral valves.

In brief: Canal Patch

This depends on the degree of atrioventricular septal defect.
However, in general, the patient is put on cardiopulmonary bypass, so the heart can be temporarily stopped and operated on. This allows the surgeon(s) to place one or two patches within the heart to seal the atrial and ventricular defects. A valve repair is then performed on the tricuspid and/or mitral valves.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Av canal

It is an open heart surgery where the hole in the middle of the heart is closed with a patch and if there is any leaks in the AV valve this is also closed with sutures.

In brief: Av canal

It is an open heart surgery where the hole in the middle of the heart is closed with a patch and if there is any leaks in the AV valve this is also closed with sutures.
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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