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Unusual Atrial septal defects : Sinus venosus type of ASD . by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 06 Aug 2009 10:35pm Atrial  septal defects  are one of the commonest forms of congenital heart disease. The commonest being the ositum secundum ASD     ( Which is in fact is a defect in the development of septum primum) The next common is ostium primum defect which is a part of AV canal or atrio ventricular septal defect. Other forms of ASD include ... Read on »
Management of Atrial septal defect : Device closure lagging behind surgical closure ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 12 May 2009 4:00pm Atrial septal defect is one among the commonest congenital heart disease .After years of controversy, there is consensus  now , all significant ASDs  need to be closed ,  at whatever age it is detected. This rule does not apply to small ASDs without chamber  right atrial and right ventricular dilatation. These defects and PFOs need not be ... Read on »
Hannah’s Atrial Septal Defect by Carrie Ostrea Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 11:54am I have to bring a copy of the NIH’s echocardiogram to Dr. B, our pediatrician, today.  They have all the paperwork ready for the cardiology referral, but they are just waiting this to get it completed. It is unlike me, but I haven’t even researched this since we found out about Hannah’s atrial septal defect.  It is interesting because Dr ... Read on »
What is an Atrial Septal Defect? by ShapeUp .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with atrial septal defect, here are some basic facts about this type of heart condition. JACQUELINE NOONAN, MD: An atrial septal defect is a relatively common kind of congenital heart defect. That means it's a heart problem that you're born with. SPENCER B. KING, III, MD: An atrial se ... Read on »
2 : 1 shunt in Atrial septal defect means what ? Is it same as qp/qs ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 20 Jun 2012 12:24pm There was a big debate in one of my classes with cardiology fellows  regarding the shunt quantification  of ASD . We were talking about the significance of ASD shunting . We suddenly realised  2:1 left to right shunt is not a  simple equation  to comprehend . I was  thinking 2:1 shunt would mean pulmonary flow would be twice the systemic flow . ... Read on »
The benefits of minimally invasive keyhole heart surgery by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Tue 22 Nov 2011 5:30am This article discusses the benefits of minimally invasive keyhole heart surgery and will be of interest to anyone requiring heart surgery who would like to know what their alternative treatment options are. Being informed that you require heart surgery can create co ... Read on »
St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder (ASO): Safety Communication - Reports of Tissue Erosion by FDA Posted Thu 17 Oct 2013 3:00pm [Posted 10/17/2013] AUDIENCE: Cardiology, Risk Manager, Patient ISSUE: FDA is alerting health care providers and patients that in very rare instances, tissue surrounding the Amplatzer ASO can break down (erode) and result in life-threatening emergencies that require immediate surgery. According to pub ... Read on »
The New Brave New World: Natural Alternatives for the Treatment of Stress by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 2:14pm 1 Comment I am excited to present this guest post from Danielle Grilli from rvita.com . Americans are stressed out! In fact, according to statistics released by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2007, more than fifty percent of Americans claim that stress has a negative impact on their personal and professional lives. As explained b ... Read on »
Alternative treatment for children with ADHD and autism by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted Sat 06 Aug 2011 11:08pm I firmly believe that if there were a product or treatment with a profound beneficial effect on autism, ADHD, SPD, etc., the world would know about it. That said I do believe that many treatment options may be helpful and perhaps a combination of therapies may produce a good result. I am going to discuss a number of alternative tre ... Read on »
New FDA-approved alternative treatment for treatment-resistant depression by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 1:03pm MUSC.edu - Millions of patients with treatment-resistant clinical depression, who have struggled for years with disability and how to cope with their condition, now have an alternative treatment option that could help them lead more productive and successful lives. The NeuroStar TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) Therapy system, developed by N ... Read on »