heart hole Adult

If you have adult congenital heart disease, or ACHD, it means you are living with at least one defect in your heart or the blood vessels connected to your heart. ACHD is something you were born with, rather than something you develop later in life.

Adult heart hole

Adult heart hole

Adult heart hole

Adult heart hole

While in the hospital, your child will be given medicines as needed to reduce pain or anxiety. By listening to your heart, a doctor can usually hear the rumble of blood as it goes through the hole. During cardiac catheterization KATH-e-ter-i-ZA-shun , a thin, flexible tube called a catheter is put into a vein in the arm, groin upper thigh , or neck and threaded to the heart.

How the Heart Works

Adult heart hole

Adult heart hole

Adult heart hole

Adult heart hole

Echocardiogram, a picture of the heart to look at its parts and how they work. Closing a large ASD by open-heart surgery usually is done in early childhood, even in patients with few symptoms, to prevent complications later. All major vendors offering advanced visualization software now offer structural heart planning. Rarely, a patient may have a residual hole.

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