My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has atrioventricular septal defect?

Congenital defect. Also known as an av canal, 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.
Dr. Mario Mato-Cruz: Atrioventricular canal is a very complex congenital endocardial cushion defect that consist of a primum atrial septal defect and a av canal type of ventricular septal defect. May be associated with a cleft mitral valve. Surgical repair is the treatment. The timing will depend on severity of shunting, the presence or absence of a concomitant right ventricular outflow obstruction and other factors.

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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a boy has atrioventricular septal defect?

AV canal. Atrioventricular canal is a very complex congenital endocardial cushion defect that consist of a primum atrial septal defect and a av canal type of ventricular septal defect. May be associated with a cleft mitral valve. Surgical repair is the treatment. The timing will depend on severity of shunting, the presence or absence of a concomitant right ventricular outflow obstruction and other factors. Read more...
AVSD. Also known as an av canal, 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 usually required in infancy. Read more...

What can cause an? Atrioventricular septal defect?

Endocardial cushion . Its a congenital endocardial cushion defect resulting on an inlet type of vsd, a cleft mitral valve, and an ostium primum asd. Fairly common in down's syndrome but may occur spontaneously in non down's. Read more...

Why is atrioventricular septal defect common? With down's syndrome?

Nobody knows. Researchers suspect that down syndromes chromosomal defect (an extra chromosome) may somehow affect the production of proteins used to create connective tissues. The tissue between the pumping chambers of the heart s one particular form of connective tissue. Read more...
Chromosomal abnormal. The association of atrial septal defect with Down Syndrome is part of the constellation of body abnormalities that characterize it. Read more...

What? Surgeons fix a? Complete atrioventricular septal defect?

Pediatric Cardiac. A thoracic surgeon with experience in congenital cardiac surgery. Usually in pediatric hospitals. Read more...

What is the most effective surgeon for complete atrioventricular septal defect?

Septal repair. Cardiovascular Surgeons are those trained to perform these procedures. There are Pediatric CV surgeons as well as Adult CV surgeons. You want one who is experienced in that particular procedure which is not an every day condition. Read more...

What are the tests for atrioventricular septal defect?

EKG / Cardiac US. Many vsd's are evident on a good physical exam with characteristic sounds through the stethoscope.A color doppler ultrasound can verify the defect & suggest the amount of flow across the defect. An ekg can show any strain produced on the heart.In some centers a cardiac cath can be done to verify the defect . Read more...
ECHO,CATH. Also known as a-v canal vsd:transesophageal echocardiogram, surface echocardiogram, cardiac mra, cardiac catheterization, oxymetry and ventriculography. Read more...

What happens when you have an atrioventricular septal defect?

AV canal. Is an endocardial cushion defect in which there is a deficiency of the septum primum associated with an inlet type of ventricular septal defect. Usually has a cleft left a-v valve. Other concomitant cardiac defects may also be present as well as atrio-ventricular and ventriculo arterial discordance or concordance. Need echocardiogram, cardiac cath, and maybe cardiac MRI as well. Read more...
AV canal. If not repaired, eisenmenger syndrome and death occurs. Read more...