Atrial Septal Defect 4
Atrial Septal Defect 4: Introduction
Atrial Septal Defect 4: A rare heart malformation involving the presence of an abnormal opening between the two atrial chambers of the heart which allows abnormal mixing of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood. The severity of the symptoms depends on the size and location of the defect with mild cases being asymptomatic until adulthood. Atrial septal defect 4 is caused by a mutation on chromosome 7p15-p14. There are no other heart abnormalities associated with the condition.
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causes, and treatments of Atrial Septal Defect 4 is available below.
Symptoms of Atrial Septal Defect 4
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Treatments for Atrial Septal Defect 4
- Treatment varies depending on the severity of the defect and symptoms
- Regular monitoring - asymptomatic cases.
- Surgery to close the defect - symptomatic cases or if large defect is present.
- ASD closure device - nonsurgical option where catheter is used to place a patch over the hole.
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Atrial Septal Defect 4: Complications
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Causes of Atrial Septal Defect 4
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Atrial Septal Defect 4: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Atrial Septal Defect 4
Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss,
there are varying degrees of severity.
It is altogether too...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also
many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder.
Some of the...read more »
Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations
and rapid heartbeat.
In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition...read more »
Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed,
leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed.
People become...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children.
Some of the symptoms of hypertension that...read more »
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Prognosis for Atrial Septal Defect 4
Prognosis for Atrial Septal Defect 4:
Patients with a small or moderate defect often have few if any symptoms and can lead a normal life. Larger defects usually require treatment to prevent complications such as heart failure. Open-heart surgery to correct large defects or symptomatic cases usually has a good long-term prognosis with patients able to lead a normal life.
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