Heart Disease Community
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)

My child (10 year) has been detected with ASD and need a open heart surgery.  He also has  mild  Autism  (Fragile X)  and learning disability.  
I understand that use of Heart Lung machine causes memory problems.  Is it likely to be worse for someone having Autism  ?  He was having difficulty coping up with  school and only recently showing signs of significant  improvement (thanks to our excellent school system).
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
367994_tn?1304957193
Sorry to hear of your son's medical difficulties. It seems autism can affect memory, sensory perception and movement because it prevents different parts of the brain working together to achieve complex tasks, but most by pass individuals are much older..

It is true there can be short-term confusion, memory loss, and poorer problem solving and information processing are common after bypass surgery, but are usually temporary and reversible. Most people return to their pre-bypass level of function between 3 and 12 weeks after surgery

Not every one is affected subsequent to a bypass, and if your son is affected it can be termporary.  Your son is young and may have the physiological resillence better than the older individuals.

Thanks for sharing, and I wish the outcome is favorable for your son.  Take care.

Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1755089_tn?1376057155
Blank
drewlevas uploaded new photos
8 hrs ago
10555961_tn?1411011933
Blank
69_F100_Ranger commented on photo
Sep 17
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Ashkaikyl88 commented on When Your Cold Is Not...
Sep 17
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
11 hrs ago by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank