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cor triatriatum/atrial septal defect of the heart..Where can I find more information?

I want to find out how many cases worldwide, success rate of surgery, who has performed the surgerys and details of the way it was done, long term health needs, etc etc.
Where can I find this information? Surely a medical book of some sort? I need directions other than the net...thx

I think you got to do a web search on search engine.My advise is do individual countries search or continent.  (+ info)

Cor Triatriatum along with Atrial septal defect of the heart?

Just found out my 3yr old daughter may have both of these, I knew about the A.S.D just after she was born, but now today the Cor Triatriatum. Done a little research and this seems to be very rare. How serious is this? I understand that there can be a total blockage or just a little etc, and also that the ASD is probably a good thing, so as not to build up pressure, so what do i look for in her and should i get this looked at again sooner, doctors want to see her in 9mths?, Any knowledge would be great, looked at most of the internet I think..My daughter has down syndrome. Thx

Blue finger nail beds and lips (cyanoses), shortness of breath, squatting during activities may be sign of poor oxygenation.

Illness and death is very high in those diagnosed during infancy. As the child grows oxygen demands will increase and subsequently demands more work from the circulatory system particularly heart and lungs. So listlessness and fatigue would become more evident. The child may be considered for some form of surgery be it a vascular approach or open heart surgery.

Good to see you are a dedicated parent and advocate who is taking a proactive responsibility to finding the best care for your daughter.  (+ info)

Several questions about Cor Triatriatum.?

My son is 15 mos. old right now, and was diagnosed as having Cor Triatriatum when he was 6 weeks old. They did see the membrane blocking his left atrium the day after he was born, because he also had VSD, the VSD has since healed, but I have several questions regarding his heart condition. I keep hearing that its a rare condition (my son's pediatrician had to look up the term!) How rare is it? Secondly, as of our last appt. (Nov. 2006) the membrane that is in his left atrium was not disturbing or interupting his blood flow at all, and so his Dr. said they weren't going to do anything until they needed to do something, but how long can this membrane be in his heart w/o causing any damage? I know that if its not impeding blood flow they're not going to fix it, but how long can he stay like that? I'm afraid of the answer, but in order to fix cor triatriatum its open heart surgery isn't it?

Heather - It is true that cor triatriatum is a rare condition. Various hospitals have reported on how often they see it, and the prevalance is probably about 6 cases per million live births. The defect is not genetically transmitted and there have been no reports of families with multiple cases.

The problem with cor triatriatum arises when it obstructs the flow of oxygenated blood returning from the lungs and reentering the heart. However, the range of obstruction is very wide. On the one hand, people may present within the first days of life if there is NO way for the blood to get through the membrane. On the other hand, there are reports of people surviving into late adulthood (in one case the patient's age was in the 70s) before the diagnosis is even made.

If there is no evidence that the membrane is causing significant obstruction, it is probably reasonable to just monitor with regular echocardiograms. Some cardiologists will "challenge" the patient by giving IV fluids and/or medicines to speed up the heart during an echocardiogram to see if this "unmasks" obstruction that could be caused by the membrane during physical activity.

If you have concerns, I would ask your son's pediatrician for a referral to a pediatric cardiologist (or just seek a second opinion from a cardiologist on your own). Physicians will rarely take offense to such a request. The important thing is to make sure that YOU are comfortable with the plan! Right now, most cases of cor triatriatum are fixed with surgery, although there have been occasional reports of cases in which the repair was done with catheters. Whether this would be an option really depends on the specific configuration of your son's heart and should be determined by a specialist!

Hope that helps some! Good luck to you both!  (+ info)

What is the difference between Concor 5mg and Concor-cor 5mg?

Both medicine contains 5mg bisoprolol fumarat. Then what is the difference between them?

No difference. Usually Concor Cor is only 2.5 mg and not 5 mg. Please check the strip once again.  (+ info)

What is the MK Logo found on many food products, or COR with a #?

Found on many food products here in Canada, I see the label COR 290 on my Compliments Stewed Tomatoes can, or MK 699 on my Garlic Fiesta seasoning or MK 588 on my can of Red Kindey Beans made by Compliments??? Any ideas what these symbols are?

I don't have a clue. Some security number maybe.  (+ info)

Does anyone know how to reverse hyperpigmentation on the toes? I am African American used solic acid for cor?

I put Dr. Scholl's corn remover on my toes last year and it turned my skined really dark and it has not lightened up. I have used all sorts of creams and nothing seems to work. What can I do to reverse the hyperpigmentaqtion on my toes?

I think hyperpigmentation is definitely a side effect for a lot of skin creams..

Check with your doctor to acquire prescriptions for the following treatment options... (taken from wikipedia)

"Treatment of hyperpigmentation may include hydroquinone, kojic acid, azelaic acid, ascorbic acid, tretinoin (Retinol), topical glucocorticoids, and licorice extract. All treatments fail if the affected area is exposed to the sun with inadequate UVA/UVB protection."  (+ info)

What are two considerations you need to know when exercise testing individuals with spinal cor injuries?

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what is the difference between cor pulmonale and right-sided heart failure?

i'm taking my human anatomy class and we were asked to research on the difference between the two. but all i can find is that both are the same..please help!

corpulmonale its heart failure primarily due to chronic obstructive lung disease ,in which by time the right side of the heart will be dilated and features of fluid over load raised jvp ascites liver enlargement ..ACT............. etc will apeare
but right sided heart failure alone its arare condition usually the eitiologic facters may tricusped valve disease specialy in drug abusers or valve damage due to other cuases but features will be the as corpulmonale apert from those related to respiratory disease   (+ info)

What is your favorite On-Cor Frozen Family Size Entree?

I like the Veal Parmigiana.

The Salisbury Steaks.  (+ info)

how much would paris hiltons disposed apple cor sell for?

went to L.A. for holiday and seen paris hilton throwing away apple, so i went and got it.
should i try and sell it on ebay?

It is not worth a dime to me. But you can find some strange person somewhere on this planet that would pay real money for it. $25, $50 or more
No do not attempt to sell it. Keep it as your own personal connection to Paris.  (+ info)

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