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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a boy has atrioventricular septal defect?
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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