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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 »
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 »
As I sit and reflect...... by Pamela B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:48am on life, I think about all of the trials Rhett has been through. He came into the world so small, and had alot of problems. When he was first born, he had a blood disorder, where basically his blood had a consistency of oil. This comes from his body making too many red blood cells. While in the NICU, they performed an infusion to correct it, wh ... Read on »
Smoking While Pregnant Raises Risk of Infant Heart Defects by Up to 70% by MedNews Patient Expert Posted Mon 28 Feb 2011 5:24pm Maternal cigarette smoking in the first trimester was associated with a 20 to 70 percent greater likelihood that a baby would be born with certain types of congenital heart defects, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defects, contributing to appr ... Read on »
Eisenmenger Syndrome by Colleen Posted Mon 07 Nov 2011 11:06pm I know I have mentioned that I have Eisenmenger syndrome. Tonight I found a great link describing exactly what it is! I hope you're able to spend a few minutes reading it! If you don't want to click on the link, the info is copied below Eisenmenger Syndrome What is Ei ... Read on »
Down syndrome 101 -- Day 7 by Brigitte Posted Fri 16 Oct 2009 10:03pm I know that most people that read this blog, know exactly what Down syndrome means genetically.  However, I have had people ask me, what exactly it means, so here is the LONG and the SHORT of it!    Down syndrome is a genetic condition in which a person has 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. Symptoms Down syndrome symptoms vary f ... Read on »