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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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My daughter is 5 years only and recently went for her annual physical and the doctor heard a mumur when she was lying down. She did not hear the murmur in any other position. This is the first time this murmur has been detected. She reco...
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Is anyone using Philip's CX50 machines for complex congenital pediatric echo studies? If so, what settings are you using for imaging with S5, S8 and S12 probes (ie: smoothing, 2D gray map, persist etc)? Thank you.
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My 3 year old son was born with a 10mm VSD that went undiagnosed for his first 8 months of life. We were told it was a pretty straight forward procedure and had the VSD closed immediately. We were sent home from hospital with Lasix and k...
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Dear Dr. Last month I noticed my son appeared to be really red in the face and looked flush. I took his pulse using a pulse oximeter and noticed it said 164 at rest. My son takes pulmicort .5 nebulizer twice a day, and singulair 5mg once...
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Hello, My daughter is seven and half years old. she had an open heart surgery in 2007 for closure of VSD. and till then echo is going on every year. Her Aorta size is 3.1 (Z score - 4.9) and it is decreasing since 2007 but this...
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my 5 yr son has been diagnosed with mild valvular pulmonary stenosis through Echocardiography report the pulmonary valve is of PS gradient=30 mm Hg and has normal ventricular function and dimension.
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My son will turn 8 this weekend and was diagnosed last year with a bicuspid valve and enlarged aortic root. My husband has the same condition (he is now 39 and has experienced no problems). Last year, our cardiologist told us that my s...
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Just wondering what to expect going forward... 10 week old with 4 mom ASD and originally thought a bunch of small vsd close together but now being told it is probably a larger vsd. Saturation levels are always between 97 to 99 % when tak...
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Dear Dr., My 1.5 mths old baby boy has been diagnosed with CHD right after birth. Medium secundum ASD and large perimembranous VSD - 6mm. We have seen few paeds and cardiologists and all are giving same opinion - early OHS. He ...
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Hello doctor. My aunty is 30yrs old now and she have a male child of 4 yrs. Her delivery was normal without any complication and that child is healthy and much talented. She decided to be pregnant for 1 more time and during prior fitnes...
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Just recently, I've started noticing our daughter seems to be getting breathless during certain exertion: going up a flight of stairs, running around playing etc... This is new. At first I thought it was just a "pretend thing", y'know, "...
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My son has a condition called Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome as well as craniosynostosis he had a Cranio vault surgery at 9 months old to repair sutures. Recently he was suppose to have a left ptosis eye repair surgery but he wasn't cleared du...
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I posted here a while ago and received a very helpful answer and I wonder if someone could provide me with some more reassurance. My daughter was diagnosed with a small muscular VSD at 12 weeks. The report letter we received stated it...
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My son who is now 9 weeks old has an ASD measuring 4 mm and several small VSD that are close together causing a shunt (both directions) like a moderately sized VSD. The pressure in both ventricles are the same. He does not have Down Synd...
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Hello Doctor, My 15 day premature baby boy is 10 days old and by the time of birth his weight was 2.3Kg. The doctor nearby found that her heart noise was observed differently and he requested us to scan and confirm if there is any he...
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Hi. Didn't know what the right forum for my daughter's case would be. She was born sep 2011 through acute cesarean w35 because she had stopped growing; she weighed 1.7Kg. Right away was hon diagnosed with CHD: a huge PDA, ASD and VSD. Sh...
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Hi - this is what my consulatant has wrote to my doctor, please can you explain. The CT scan clearly shows a double aortic arch which looks symmetrical. If anything the right sided arch looks slightly larger than the left, although bo...
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Hello dr, My daughter is 4months old havin large vsd 7mm, additional apical vsd, dilated, left atrium and left ventricle. Otherwise she ks active. Not gaining much weight but as per cardio her weight gain 800kg per month is ok for mow. ...
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vsd.pda.asd.and narrowing of the aortic valve.....QUESTION..are these alarming symtoms?...in an infant?...I have to mention it happened over 20 yrs ago,...shall I say..ventricular septal defect..patent ductus arteriosis..and an atrial se...
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My daughters last echo report is as follows (taken at 5 weeks old) and we are due for another in 2 weeks before meeting with surgeon for first time. Do you think the surgeon will suggest surgery if echo shows no change? Report- -Modera...
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