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Management of Atrial septal defect : Device closure lagging behind surgical closure ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Atrial septal defect is one among the commonest congenital heart disease .After years... dilatation. These defects and PFOs need not be closed . Over the years , the  controversy  has shifted...
What is a Ventricular Septal Defect? by ShapeUp .. ANNOUNCER: Ventricular septal defect, known as VSD, is a hole in the heart wall between the left... A. KOVACH, MD: The symptoms associated with VSD vary, depending on the size of the ventricular septal defect...
What is an Atrial Septal Defect? by ShapeUp .. 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...
Does the right ventricle really dilate in ventricular septal defect ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor of VSD and RV enlargement When VSD shunts blo0d into RA as in Gerbode defect it is bound to enlarge RV...
2 : 1 shunt in Atrial septal defect means what ? Is it same as qp/qs ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor   to the  shunted blood across the  defect but when we  calculate pulmonary blood flow  we take into account venous...
Unusual Atrial septal defects : Sinus venosus type of ASD . by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Atrial  septal defects  are one of the commonest forms of congenital heart disease... primum) The next common is ostium primum defect which is a part of AV canal or atrio ventricular septal...
PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) Educational Videos by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven A Collection of Videos on PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) Detection, PFO Closure Procedures, and  current PFO Research and Education Initiatives David Dansereau,
What is the difference between “Electrical wall motion defect” and “Mechanical wall motion defect” follo by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor defect ? LBBB Pre excitation Some forms of VPD *LBBB causes a paradoxical septal motion... Regional wall motion defect( WMD) is the hall-mark of myocardial infarction.It can vary...
PFO and CardioSeal info by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven . This type of defect generally works like a flap valve, only opening during certain conditions... ) A PFO can be associated with atrial septal aneurysm, which is characterized by excessive...
An ostium primum ASD + Inlet VSD = AV canal defect ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor A classical echo of  a common AV canal .   Common AV canal . Note  the free floating common AV leaflet An ASD A  VSD With all chambers interconnected it is a free for all circulation .

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Symptoms ... a hole between the upper two chambers of the heart (Atrial septal defect), and a hole between the lowe ... » Read on
Complications ... the heart. Other problems include ventricular septal defect. This is when a hole occurs in the septum (the wal ... » Read on