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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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I had my ultrasound done last week at 19 wks 3 days pregnant. The tech said she only got one decent pic of babies left ventricle but couldn't duplicate it and said either bad positioning it his ventricle is small. My doc called me prompt...
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If a child age 4 years is suffering from Tetrology of fallot with absent pulmonary syndrome, after surgery, he/she will spent his/her life normally?
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Hi Dr, My son had a large VSD repair(10mm) at 9 months of age. He was diagnosed at 7 months. 3 weeks ago we took him to our cardiologist(we have noticed this for 2-3 months the cardiologist could only get us in at this time) as we cou...
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My 18 yr old son is having partial av canal defect.Disease was diagnosed at one year age, and doctors advised for surgery.But due to poor physical growth I could"nt take decision. He is 24kg &133 cms at 18 yr age.His recent echo evaluati...
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Hi Im 17 and in the last month or 2 sometimes I suddenly feel for a second that my heart stops and I feel a burn inside my throat and heart.This happens randomly about every week or more.. btw Im healthy,exercise a lot,dont drink coffee...
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My 15 year old daughter had a pacemaker put in on 7/15/13. Due to severe staph infection it was removed on 8/15/13. She continues on IV antibiotics here at home. Her current pediatric cardiologist has made the decision to leave a "vegeta...
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Hi my daughter was diagnoeed with graves disease in january with a goiter, rapid heartbeat and swelling on left side of heart. Her levels are not stabilising constantly up and down. Her she has been on 30mg of cabimozale for 3 months now...
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My 14 month old was born with "physiologically corrected" TGA/heterotaxy--- her ventricles were in the right position, put she had D-tga, TAPVR, interrupted IVC with azygous continuation to the left SVC, bilateral SVCs, and mildly left d...
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i just sneezed laying down and i herd a pop in my chest it wasnt pain full or anything like that this is the first time it ever happened to me i just googled it and alot of people are saying its just cartilage but im still freaked out
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Please find a query along with this email. My Son is 11 years old and was born with congenital heart sub-arterial VSD, left to right shunt. The concerned doctor that time advised that this would heal on its own and no specific medical ...
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Hello doctor, I am from Mongolia. My daughter was born with 6 mm muscular VSD. Now she is 18 months old and diagnosed with 4.5 mm hole in the heart. Her growth and feedings are quite well. But i am worried about my daughter's safe healt...
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Hello, What are the most common surgical repair methods for TOF? RV-PA conduits or Transannular patches? And why?
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Hello, my name is Will and I'm a grade 10 student attending the I.B Program. I understand that you specialize in the field of OB/GYN or Paediatrics. I am interested in these for a future occupation. Could I please ask you a few questions...
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Doctor, my 20 month old son was born with 2 ASDs and a vsd. In December 2012 he was diagnosed with a subaortic membrane and a probable cleft mitral valve and left jvd. my son had an ultrasound done of his jugular veins to r/o a clot and ...
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Our daughter (3) has been having problems with sleeping, waking up at night. Most night she ends up in bed with us, I noticed that as she sleeps her heart rate seems a bit erratic. It will speed up, then slow down, often seeming to pause...
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Respected Sir , My sister is now almost 35. Right from her birth she has VSD with PAH. she is married at the age of 21 but she cannot be mother, because of her VSD defect with PAH. Her husband knows these very well before their marr...
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Can someone explain Unroofing? My son has a anomalous coronary artery disorder, right now he's had a cardiac MRI and he might have this surgery done @ CHOP.
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Hello, I have a 4 year old that has cctga. She is doing perfect! No meds. Her doctor told us everything seems to be balanced. She has not had any surgeries. He also said her pressures are balanced. He thinks we should not press for sur...
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BABY AGE IS 15 DAYS, WE FOUND FOLLOWING DEFECTS IN HIS HEART. 1) SMALL(5 MM) FENESTRATED OSTIUM SECUNDUM ASD WITH LEFT TO RIGHT FLOW. ADDITIONAL SMALL (2.5 MM) INTERATRIAL COMMUNICATION AT LOWER END OF IAS WITH LEFT TO RIGHT FLOW. ...
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My dtrs first syncopal episode with seizure like movements was at age 4. She was ill with a fever, so docs felt it could be febrile seizure. She has experienced several years of recurring loss of consciousness, but revives in a few min...
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