Is asd of the heart linked with autism in anyway?

Not really. There are chromosomal disorders that have ASD and developmental delay as primary features, but that would be the only link. Di george syndrome and 22q11 syndrome, are two obvious examples.
No . There is no evidence to link heart asds and autism. Not even any uncorroborated theories that i know of.
No. There is no association where patients with ASD have increased frequency of autism. As mentioned, there are patients with both, but this random.

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Is it abuse when your parents lock you out of the house when they're not home&its cold-you have no way to use the br-&you have autism&heart problems?

MAYBE. Depends on more factors and need more information. Do you live with your parents? Did you do something so they do not trust you? Did you lose your keys so they will not allow you to have them? Do you drive or have other relatives or friends? Do you work? You are no longer a minor child so you may need to explore other options. Try to speak with your parents and work out a plan. Read more...
Seek adult services. You may qualify for ssi & medicaid. Call your local social security administration office. Your state's office of disability (vocational rehabilitation) can help you find work. Describe your situation & ask what social & financial supports are available for you to live as independently as possible. Unless your parents became your legal guardian when you turned 18, you must do this for yourself. Read more...
Poor judgement. the parents used pooor judgement in locking yoiu out of the house. Parents will have to give a good reason for their action. In most jurisdictions, this behavior should be reported to the appropriate government authorities. Read more...

Could an unsheilded CT scan and multiple x-rays at 5 weeks gestation result in any of the problems wih my son? (autism, pvl, dysplastic kidney, silent aspiration, preauricular pit, heart murmur)

Check it out. Anything is possiblepossible. We generally want to avoid radiation exposure especially in early pregnancy. Make sure your OB knows as they may want to do more monitoring during your pregnancy. Read more...
Doubtful. I think the major concern about exposing a fetus in utero to ionizing radiation is the additional lifetime risk of cancer that it potentially could cause. Read more...
Need. To have dose calculated by hospital physicist. Risk to fetus can be suggested from this data. Then discuss with your OB / gyn doctor. Read more...
Probably not. Fetal organs form the 3rd-8th week after conception, before many women know they are pregnant. The brain continues to form throughout pregnancy. Seek referral to a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician for a diagnostic evaluation including Chromosomal Microarray & DNA Probe for Fragile X at http://www.chp.edu/CHP/autism. See https://www.drnpa.org/File/publications/the-coverage-of-autism-services. Read more...

How can you close a hole in the heart asd?

ASD. When closure is necessary we have surgical procedures and for some people transcatheter atrial septal closure possible.. Read more...

What will happen if I don’t' close the asd in my child's heart?

Right heart damage. The ASD causes a chronic stress on the right side of the heart since it must pump the extra blood that comes through the hole. Over many years, the function of the right ventricle can decrease which may be permanent. Typically an ASD is repaired before 5 years of age to avoid this problem. Read more...
Shorter life span. Large and long-standing atrial septal defects can damage your heart and lungs. An adult who has had an atrial septal defect for decades may have a shortened life span from heart failure or high blood pressure in the lungs. Read more...
Depends. If the ASD is very small, then there may be little issues. But if large, then this can lead to increased blood flow to the lungs which can cause permanent damage. There is also a small, but real, possibility of increasing stroke risk as an adult. Please discuss these issues with the child's cardiologist. Read more...
Roll the dice. The ASD removes the lungs as a screening mechanism for the stuff that may end up in the blood.Germs, clots etc that might otherwise end up tossed to the side can end up in the brain causing a stroke or infection. If you want to live with that, be my guest. Sorry if I'm too blunt, but some of this is just heartbreaking. Read more...

How long would it take to repair an asd (hole in the heart) in a newborn?

No need to repair . There is no need to repair an ASD in neonates. In fact most asds in neonates and infants are rather small and will close by themselves. If asds are large and lead to a volhme load of the right ventricle they will be repaired after the 2nd year of life. We do that mostly as catheter procedures with less tan 30 minutes procedure time and less than 2 minutes of x ray under echocardiographic guidance. Read more...
As long as it takes. 4 types of asd. Primum asd, secundum asd, sinus venosus type asd, pfo. Also rare unroofed coronary sinus. Once cardioplegic arrest and atriotomy done, about 15-20 mins. Once the ASD closed you have to close the atrium, re-start the heart, come off cardiopulmonary bypass, dry up and close up the chest. These may take as long as necessary to get them done. Read more...

If I had asd surgery when I was a baby what would cause heart pain now after 18 years?

Probably not heart. Most 18 year olds most likely are not going to have "heart pain" as you put it. If you're having palpitations and rapid heart beat, that can feel unusual and should be checked. However most likely the pain is when you breathe, or right in the middle of the chest, and represents pain where the cartilage meets the sternum. Get this looked at, but a muscular problem sounds more likely. Read more...
Not likely. While you can have chest pain from a surgical incision, it is unlikely that you would be getting cardiac pain this far away from your surgery. Look for other causes. Read more...
Many Things. There are many potential causes of chest pain. People who've undergone heart surgery are at risk for heart rhythm problems. Also at risk, though not likely with just an asd, for residual problems in the heart. And everyone is at risk for coronary artery disease. Please see a doctor to evaluate this as chest pain can be serious. Read more...

I have asd (hole in my heart) what are the chances I will need surgery some day?

Depends. If you are an adult abd your ASD has a diameter of more than 6 mm it will likely lead to an enlargement of the right heart and should be closed to avoid later complications like rhythm problems. An echo will help to assess the size of the right heart. Most asds can be closed in the cath lab as outpatient pricedures with a quick recovery. Read more...

What happens if you don't catch an asd in a child until after the age of 10yo, does this mean their heart is damaged for life?

Not particularly. Although there is an effort to close asd's by school age an asymptomatic child of 10 is not necessarily ruined for life. The size of the defect is quite variable as is the effect on heart function. I would be more concerned if the child had gone thru puberty and added muscle mass and weight to the equation.An open discussion of your concerns with your physicianis in order. Read more...
Usually not. ASD symptoms are related to the size and amount of blood flow to lungs. A condition called "eisenminger" if ASD is large and increased flow to the lungs cause permanent damage to lung vessels. Usually this occur after the second or third decade of life. Read more...
No. There is nothing major to worry about if you get it fixed. The risk for rhythm problems in the future may be slightly increased, though. Read more...
Not Necessarily. Asds do not cause immediate damage. But at 10 years it is possible, depending on the size of the ASD and amount of extra flow to the lungs. Please discuss this with the child's cardiologist to understand if there are any long-term problems. Read more...
No. As a ped cardiologist, i see this every year. Asds do not generally cause problems early in life. Unrepaired, they may lead to abnormal heart rhythms (5% by age 20 and 50% by age 50) and can lead to pulmonary hypertension or right-sided heart failure in adulthood. For a 10 yo, the ASD may be closed when convenient within the next year. Expect a complete recovery. Read more...