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Is endocardial cushion defect considered a heart disease?
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes
Unfortunately the names for some defects are confusing.
Endocardial cushion defect is an older term. Atrioventricular canal is also an older term for the same entity. The current term for this defect is atrioventricular septal defect and is often abbreviated as avsd.

In brief: Yes
Unfortunately the names for some defects are confusing.
Endocardial cushion defect is an older term. Atrioventricular canal is also an older term for the same entity. The current term for this defect is atrioventricular septal defect and is often abbreviated as avsd.
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Dr. Marc Jacobson MD.
This is a structural defect in the formation of the heart in utero. It is different than the most common form of heart disease, atherosclerosis, seen in adults and also known as hardening of the arteries. Atherosclerosis begins in childhood and is associated with many preventable risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity , smoking and diabetes.
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: Heard disease
yes congenital heart defect

In brief: Heard disease
yes congenital heart defect
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: Yes
Also known as an atrio-ventricular septal defect, or av canal defect, it is a type of congenital heart defect.
There is a an ASD and vsd together creating a defect (hole) in the center of the heart. There is also one common av valve , rather than 2 distinct valves (mitral and tricuspid valves). It is commonly but not necessarily associated with down syndrome. Surgical repair is required in infancy.

In brief: Yes
Also known as an atrio-ventricular septal defect, or av canal defect, it is a type of congenital heart defect.
There is a an ASD and vsd together creating a defect (hole) in the center of the heart. There is also one common av valve , rather than 2 distinct valves (mitral and tricuspid valves). It is commonly but not necessarily associated with down syndrome. Surgical repair is required in infancy.
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