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Pediatric Heart Forum

Questions in this forum are answered by pediatric cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and anesthesiologists from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This forum is for questions and support about pediatric heart problems, symptoms and topics such as heart murmurs, palpitations, fainting, chest pain, congenital heart defects (including management and intervention), fetal cardiology, adult congenital cardiology, arrhythmias and pre-participation athletic screening.

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hi doc, pls help to ease my worry. my baby diagnosed with PMVSD measuring 4-5mm, left to right shunt. her birth weight is 3.3kg and she's now 6kg (I guess) at 5mths old. she can't hold her head up, but she can control her head very well ...
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My one month old son was suffering from 3mm OSTIUM SECUNDUM ASD. The consulted doctor said that it will get close automatically when the child grows, if it's not gets closed my son has to undergo for the surgery. I read some of the ar...
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My son is now an active 4 1/2 y/o with TOF, absent pulmonary valve syndrome. He had his repair at 5 weeks of age and had a difficult recovery. He was on/off the ventilator for multiple pneumothorax, had multiple chest tubes, develped ch...
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Hi! My daughter was diagnosed with Ventricular Septal Defect that is perimembrous. The location based on the sketch is at the end of the AO. The hole is 3.5 mm. She's only 1 month old now and was diagnosed at 1 day old. I would like to ...
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Dr. Boris: Our 16 year old daughter has been having symptoms since school started. We just thought it was her hypoglycemia acting up and really watched her diet. The symptoms became worse, pain in her heart, almost passing out, etc. ...
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Among the Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), which one is the worse - which affects the person with more complications, and how? Thanks.
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Hi, My son is 14 months old and was diagnosed with a subaortic VSD hole in his heart. I would like to know the implications of this hole. My cardiologist said the hole was small. His growth and physical activity has not been affected....
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Hi there. My 8 month old daughter has a large VSD and a small ASD. We are due to meet with the surgeon next month for OHS (failure to thrive etc). When I went to get my daughter out of bed today she sounded like she was 'gurgling'. She h...
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My 5 year old son was born with a bicuspid aorta valve. From there he developed aortic stenosis and aortic regurgitation, and his aorta began to dilate. He started taking losartan to help keep his aorta from enlarging anymore. We took hi...
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Dear Dr Last year i posted question & as per ur guess my cardiologist also tell me that if vsd is size is very small so that we can wait another 6m t0 1y but now the arrotic valve prolapse & vsd not closed naturally so the cardiologist ...
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Dr. Boris, Is a Hyperadrenergic POTS patient treated by a cardiologist or is there another specialist that treat this specific POTS.
DadOfPOTSson | Last answer
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We were recently told that my 9 year old son has a "silent" murmur. I understand that there really isn't a silent murmur, but the doctor explained it as a murmur that can only be heard in one position. He also has an irregular heart ra...
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I've posted here before and gained much from your valuable advice. I have one more question I hope you'll patiently answer. Some background reminder he is an ASO for TGA with aortic dilation. He is 5 and is last follow-up z-scores were...
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Dear doctor My daughter is now 1yr 4months old and weigh around 10kg.at the time of her birth(3months ) she was identified with a vsd of 0.7cm. after 1yr during a second time diagnosis another vsd of 1.6cm was detected.they utilized 2...
chitravarshini | Last answer
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They told me it looks like she has an enlarged heart .I have to see a specialist in 2 weeks. What does that mean? How bad is it? What causes this? She is my 5th child I never had issues with my other pregnancies.
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my 7month old baby had junctional ectopic beats detected incidentally. she is asymptomatic. but on 2decho she has 6mm PFO and septal aneurysm. do i need to take any extra precautions? will she be alright? what is the prognosis. she is no...
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Dear doctor My daughter is now 1yr 4 months old.She was discovered with a vsd of 0.6cm (large inlet vsd l to r stent 5:1 and small asd l to r stent is less than 5:1).doctors suggested surgery ,is it necessray,why becuse her wt is 11kg ...
chitravarshini | Last answer
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My 4 yo granddaughter has already had three surgeries on her heart and the last one the doctors said if her mapcas didnt start growing she will die. She is now showing signs such as blueness and fatigie and sleeping too much. Is there a...
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My son was born prematurely (31 weeks) and is now 2Y11M. He has had a VSD since birth, with approximate size 4-5mm. Regular echocardiography was done every six months. He was on diuretics for the first 15 months, and then was discontinue...
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Hello. My 10 year old son was screened at a free heart screening for student athletes in my area. I went in there thinking everything was ok. He has never complained about any sort of dizziness, fainting, rapid heartbeat etc. However...
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