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atresia

[ə′trē·zhə]
(medicine)
Imperforation or closure of a natural orifice or passage of the body.
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Reports of cardiac defects in camelid species include VSD, patent ductus arteriosus, transposition of the great vessels, persistent right aortic arch, pulmonary atresia with a VSD, and CAT in a llama [1, 6, 15-17].
There is pulmonary atresia, where a muscular wall in the heart is not fully developed and needs to be reconstructed.
We were referred to Leeds General Infirmary where, after many specialist scans, teary consultations and a second opinion in Birmingham, it was confirmed that our baby had a heart defect called Pulmonary Atresia with Ventricular Septal Defect.
Congenital malformations that can result in cyanosis, increased pulmonary blood flow, and biventricular enlargement on electrocardiogram include transposition of the great arteries with pulmonary hypertension, single ventricle, truncus arteriosus, ventricular septal defect with moderate pulmonic stenosis, and occasionally pulmonary atresia with an intact ventricular septum and a large patent ductus arteriosus or significant tricuspid regurgitation.
An adult population of 479 patients with typical lesions (tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect) was reviewed (4).
Due to a complicated heart condition, Elain spent most of her first year in hospital after being diagnosed with Pulmonary Atresia, VSD and MAPCAs, as well as a chromosome abnormality, shortly after her birth.
Sandeep Attawar is also a trained pediatric cardiac surgeon with significant experience in treating neonates and children with complex heart disease, having operated over 400 neonates and approximately 3500 children with congenital heart defects, with procedures ranging from systemic to PA shunts, VSD closures, TAPVC repairs, Aorto pulmonary window, tetralogy corrections, conduit repairs for Pulmonary atresia, the Ross procedure in children and adults, interrupted aortic arch repairs and the arterial switch operation for D-TGA and Taussig Bing heart.
In certain conditions that would benefit from heart and lung transplantation however, such as Eisenmenger syndrome, idiopathic pulmonary hypertension and extreme pulmonary atresia, the retention of one relatively 'healthy' lung may be beneficial.
2 Deletion Syndrome is under-recognised in adult patients with Tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary atresia.
The SACHDNC had identified seven specific lesions as primary targets for screening: hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pulmonary atresia, tetralogy of Fallot, total anomalous pulmonary venous return, transposition of the great arteries, tricuspid atresia, and truncus arteriosus.
At just seven days old, he was diagnosed with two rare heart conditions called Pulmonary Atresia (PA) with ventricular septal defect (VSD).
Biggest "These include double arterial switch operations, and conditions such as complex pulmonary atresia and hypoplastic left heart, in which we now have the third biggest programme in the world.

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