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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 »
Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement (May 24, 2012) by FDA Posted Wed 28 Mar 2012 12:00am Center Date Time Location CDRH May 24, 2012 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg Montgomery Room 620 Perry Pkwy. ... 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 »
Is PFO closure Back in the “Dark Ages”? by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 30 Jul 2012 2:30pm Are Closure Devices for Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) safe? Do they offer a better quality of life over medical management? Should you exercise with/without closure? What exercises are safe? Can you have sex with a PFO? Should you fly? Is scuba safe? Is device erosion a real risk? Will my insurance pa ... Read on »
Common congenital heart defects by pathologystudent Posted Tue 20 Oct 2009 10:04pm Congenital heart diseases are abnormalities of the heart and/or great vessels present at birth. They are not all that uncommon: 1% of live births in this country has a congenital heart defect! The clinical spectrum is broad. Some congenital heart diseases cause death in the perinatal period; others are so mild that there are only minimal symp ... Read on »
Heart Anatomy and PFO by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 6:07pm source: http://www.amplatzer.com/ Understanding PFO The heart is divided into four separate chambers. The upper chambers, or atria, are divided by a wall called the atrial septum. The foramen ovale is a flap or tunnel shaped hole in the atrial septum during fetal development that allows blood to travel through the heart witho ... Read on »