atresia

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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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Key words: Congenital heart defects, congenital heart surgery, Fontan procedure, pulmonary atresia, cavopulmonary anastomoses
She was born with a condition called pulmonary atresia.
He was born with the rare heart condition pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect - a problem which affects just seven newborn babies in the UK every year - just one kidney and lung problems.
April was also born with pulmonary atresia, meaning parts of the heart did not develop properly, and she received life-saving treatment at Newcastle Freeman Hospital's children's heart unit.
Harry, of Wallsend, was born with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect - a problem which affects just seven newborn babies in the UK every year.
The 18-year-old was only 48 hours old when doctors performed an emergency operation to tackle a serious heart defect, called pulmonary atresia. Two years ago he also underwent open heart surgery to replace a heart valve.
The two-and-a-half-year-old was born with the heart defect pulmonary atresia PA-IVS, and has undergone several operations to keep her alive.
The youngster was only 48 hours old when doctors performed an emergency operation to tackle a serious heart defect, pulmonary atresia.
Jack Whinham, also two, of Wall send, has a hole in his heart as he was born with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect - a problem which affects just seven newborn babies in the UK every year.
Jack was born with a heart condition known as pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect - a problem which affects just seven new-born babies in the UK every year.
He was inspired to make the calendar after hearing about the problems faced by one-year-old heart patient Jack Whinham who was born with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septel defect in May last year.

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