Normally related great arteries
Smallos ASD + (0.3 Cm) Left -> Right shunt <1.5 : 1 Shunt
Good LV/ RV function
No PDA, No COA
Seeing the above result, the Doctor has informed that there is a small hole in the heart (0.3 cm) and it will automatically close and there is nothing to worry about as of now. The doctor advised a repeat of the test in next 6 months.
Given the above, my questions are: a) Is there anything to worry about here? b) will it get worse than what it is today? c) can I repeat the test before 6 months (lets say in next 2 to 3 months) d) any remedy that you advise?
Thank you in advance for your inputs/ suggestions.
I would say that the doctor is probably right. A lot of the time these tiny holes represent incomplete closure of an opening that is there when the heart is in the womb and doesn't use the lungs yet, so the blood from each side is mixed. Once you start breathing it usually triggers a growth spurt in that area that closes the heart within the first few months.
Unless you see obvious signs of trouble, like your daughter turning blue or having trouble breathing, chances are it will close on its own.
Here's a good description of the "fetal" circulation and shunts:
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