Complete Atrioventricular Canal defect

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Complete Atrioventricular Canal defect

Complete atrioventricular canal defect is present at birth and occurs when there is a hole between the chambers of the heart as well as issues with the valves that regulate blood flow within the heart. This defect allows extra blood to be pumped through the lungs, which may cause lung problems or the heart to be overloaded and tire out. Symptoms usually occur early in life and may include: difficulty breathing, lack of appetite, poor weight gain, discoloration of the lips and skin, fatigue, wheezing, swelling in the legs and feet, sudden weight gain (from fluid retention), decreased alertness, and irregular or rapid heartbeat. A doctor can diagnose you with this condition by using a physical exam, an echocardiogram, or cardiac catheterization. Treatment includes surgery to close the hole and reconstruct the affected heart valves. If left untreated, this condition may lead to heart failure or high blood pressure in the lungs.

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The terms "Complete Atrioventricular Canal defect" returned 4 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Noonan syndrome with complete atrioventricular canal defect with pulmonary stenosis.
 

Author(s): Akshyaya K Pradhan, Saurabh Pandey, Kauser Usman, Manoj Kumar, Renu Mishra

Journal: J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.. 2013 Nov;62(20):1905.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Complete repair in total atrioventricular canal defect with cyanosis.
 

Author(s): Carla Tanamati, Renata Lure Suguimoto, Edmar Atik, Solange Gimenez Copolla, Filomena Regina Galles, Vera Demarchi Aiello, Miguel Lorenzo Barbero-Marcial

Journal: Arq. Bras. Cardiol.. 2006 Sep;87(3):e1-3.

 

Atrioventricular septal defects account for 4% of congenital cardiac malformations and over 50% of cardiac defects seen in Down syndrome. Clinical presentation is marked by congestive heart failure early in infancy. Cyanosis is rarely found in infants and suggests irreversible pulmonary ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Unusual association of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with complete atrioventricular canal defect and Down syndrome.
 

Author(s): B W Eidem, C Jones, F Cetta

Journal: Tex Heart Inst J. 2000 ;27(3):289-91.

 

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy typically presents as an isolated cardiac lesion. Transient hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in infancy has been described as a result of exposure to maternal metabolic disorders or to corticosteroids. In addition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has been described ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Mesoblast Stem Cell Therapy for Patients With Single Ventricle and Borderline Left Ventricle
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome; Atrioventricular Canal

 

Last Updated: 19 Jan 2018

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