Pediatric Heart Expert Forum
Need honest opinion on ACD
About This 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.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Need honest opinion on ACD

My daughter is pregnant and her unborn baby has Atrioventricular canal defect, along with a diaphragmatic hernia involving the liver.  We were told it is a less than 50% of the baby surviving and will have to have surgery.  Is the percentage correct?  The baby has been tested and does not have downs.  She's due Aug.3rd.  Thanks in advance for your help.
Related Discussions
773637_tn?1327450515
Dear Tonya,

I am not a pediatric surgeon, so I cannot comment on the outcomes of diaphragmatic hernia with or without liver involvement.  However, I can say that an atrioventricular canal should cause no problems in utero, and typically leads to a need for repair in the first two to four months of age (assuming that it is a balanced canal).  I would recommend that your daughter be seen at a location that routinely performs repairs of both diaphragmatic hernia and AV canals.  The experience of the personnel should be able to improve the odds of the outcome.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank