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chances of second baby having heart defect?

I have a 3 month old boy with Pulmonary Stenosis and Atrial Septal Defect. Both are mild and being monitored, although im not yet planning on another baby out of curiosity what are my chances of having a second baby with congenital heart defects?

yes, chances are there.  (+ info)

Is an Atrial Septal Defect repair surgery dangerous and risky?

Any cardiac surgery is dangerous and risky. Unfortunately they're almost all NECESSARY! As surgeries go, ASD repairs are apparently some of the easier defects to fix.  (+ info)

my nice was diagnosed with both atrial septal defect and forearm patent ovale?

what is this and what r the differences, risk while pregnant if any?

What is an atrial septal defect (ASD)?

As the name implies, an atrial septal defect is a defect or hole in the muscular wall (the septum) that separates the right and left atria- 2 of the 4 chambers of the heart.

Before birth, the heart starts out as a single tube which differentiates into 4 chambers during embryological development. Abnormalities can arise at several steps in the process, resulting in a hole (defect) in the final septa that normally separate the heart into right and left atria and ventricles. This causes abnormal blood flow in the heart with varying effects on the dog, depending on the size and location of the defect.

Patent Foramen Ovale is not a disease,but only a remains of the anatomy of the Foramen
This involves the placement of an infusion catheter in a forearm vein.A forearm handgrip for a rifle, comprising a pair of essentially identical semi-oval mating half-grip pieces.

Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is an established cause of stroke in young patients without other determined etiologies (ie, cryptogenic stroke). The additional presence of atrial septum aneurysm (ASA) possibly increases stroke risk, but it remains undetermined which factors best predict thromboembolism in patients with PFO. Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) may help to distinguish the characteristics of cerebral embolism associated with different features of the interatrial septum in PFO stroke.

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I have an atrial septal defect (asd)?

I just recently found i have an atrial septal defect and its so large im going to have to have open heart surgery. Have any of you ever had this or know someone who has? What the procedure for open heart surgery and the risks?

Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a form of congenital heart defect that enables blood flow between the left and right atria via the interatrial septum. The interatrial septum is the tissue that divides the right and left atria. Without this septum, or if there is a defect in this septum, it is possible for blood to travel from the left side of the heart to the right side of the heart, or vice versa.[1] Irrespective of interatrial communication bi-directions, this results in the mixing of arterial and venous blood.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atrial_septal_defect  (+ info)

catheterization to close atrial septal defect?

anyone that has ever had or anyone that knows about it.. can answer

when they stick the catheter in my thigh, will i be completed naked during this whole procedure?

No, they just leave a small place open on the front of the thigh. It's about fist sized. You're never totally exposed, but they do need to get to some personal space when they put on the ekg patches. Good Luck! Feel free to ask questions as they go along.  (+ info)

Atrial Septal Defect?

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) i know that's it's having a hole in the heart's wall. But what would happen if a person lets it remain and not have the operation to fix or close up the hole?

Eisenmenger Syndrome. Initially, ASD is relatively benign, presenting as increased right heart cardiac output. As more blood travels into pulmonary circulation, however, over time, the vessels in the lungs constrict and cause increased pulmonary pressure. When the pressure of the pulmonary arteries rises significantly, you end up with hypertrophy of the right ventricles. As more time passes and this is not fixed, the pressure of the pulmonary circulation eventually can become greater than systemic circulation, resulting in a reversal of the flow of blood through the ASD from L=>R to a R=>L shunt, a phenomenon called Eisenmenger Syndrome. Once this happens, you develop hypoxia and cyanosis, the disease becoming a medical emergency.  (+ info)

atrial septal defect?

My boyfriend got back from the doctor- he said he has a heart condition called atrial septal defect- can someone tell me what it is/ treatment/ etc i am looking for any info on it please

Hi. I work for a health video website called icyou.com which has lots of videos on all sorts of health issues. Here is a link to a video we created on atrial septal defect in which a cardiologist explains that atrial septal defect are small holes in a part of the heart- he also gives more info about the condition as well as describing treatment procedures:


Hope this helps!!!  (+ info)

Atrial Fibrillation: what type of pain occurs before and during heart attack or stroke?

I am asking opinions from patients of Atrial Fibrillation what type of pain they experienced prior to and during a heart attack or stroke due to AF. If you have COPD and/or overweight, please relate to both if they created more problems.

http://www.a-fib.com/PersonalExperiences.htm  (+ info)

How long can children live with Heart defects?

About heart defects i need it ergently to do with my courswok

My daughter was born with a heart defect she survived 8 days.But the doctors told me children that have heart defects can live a full life with lifelong treatment.  (+ info)

can anyone suggest treatment for Congenital heart disease with atrial septial defect for a man aged 39?

one of my friends had been detected with this disease in 1994 and when we consulted the surgeon at that time he had said that the chances of success in surgery are very few as he is so old(he said if it had been detected in childhood chances would have been good)and as such declined from doing it. so it would be a great help if anyone would assist me with risk involved as well as assist me with any new technology which has come forth to solve this problem.please give me any details of hospitals in india which would help me in completetly in solving the problem either by surgery or any other method with less risk.

A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart. It is present at birth. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of major birth defect.

A baby's heart begins to develop shortly after conception. During development, structural defects can occur. These defects can involve the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart and the arteries and veins near the heart. Congenital heart defects can disrupt the normal flow of blood through the heart. The blood flow can

Slow down
Go in the wrong direction or to the wrong place
Be blocked completely

Treatment for the defect can include medicines, surgery and other medical procedures and heart transplants. The treatment depends on the type and severity of the defect and a child's age, size and general health. Today, many children born with complex heart defects grow to adulthood and lead productive lives.


Hospital Address

http://www.apollo-hospital.com/heart_surgery.html?gclid=CLfY6ruP2o4CFQ0eEgodOCjhAw  (+ info)

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