hole in the heart


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hole in the heart

a. a defect of the heart in which there is an abnormal opening in any of the walls dividing the four heart chambers
b. (as modifier): a hole-in-the-heart operation
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A HOLE in the heart is a septal defect, usually from birth, where there is a hole between two of the heart's chambers.
Sophie Smith, six, |pictured with older sister Erin, had an undiagnosed hole in the heart for the first five years of her life, but is fighting fit now
ASD or hole in the heart, takes root during the early stages of development in the womb.
A HOLE IN THE HEART | An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a hole in |the membrane that separates the top two chambers of the heart.
In children, murmurs often signify a hole in the heart.
The features include narrowing of heart valve, hole in the heart, depressed breast bone (pectus excavatum), webbed neck and a flat nasal bridge.
Once the first umbrella goes through the hole in the heart, the umbrellas open on either side of the hole.
The device then becomes a permanent implant that seals the hole in the heart.
Prof Bernard Keavney of Newcastle University, pictured, led the research, which found a new gene associated with the form of congenital heart disease in newborn babies which is known as a hole in the heart.
A hole in the heart is the most common congenital heart defect.
Sealing the hole in the heart and correcting the other defects of Tet would leave the child with normal circulation, and the hope of a normal future.
British surgeons have performed the worlds first operation using the device, which can mend a hole in the hearts inner wall.