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What sort of disorder is an endocardial cushion defect?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: AV canal

Also known as an av canal, or atrio-ventricular septal defect, it is a type of congenital heart defect.
There is a an ASD and vsd together creating a defect 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: AV canal

Also known as an av canal, or atrio-ventricular septal defect, it is a type of congenital heart defect.
There is a an ASD and vsd together creating a defect 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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