Aortic atresiaAAortic atresiaAortic atresiaEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-04T05:00:00ZFraser Golding, MD, FRCPC11.000000000000039.0000000000000291.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about aortic atresia. With this condition, there is no opening from the left ventricle into the aorta.</p><p>With aortic atresia, there is no opening from the left ventricle into the aorta. “Atresia” refers to a missing heart structure. The valve cannot open properly, which means the blood can’t move from the left ventricle to the body. The only source of blood flow to the body will be through the ductus ateriosus. Aortic atresia usually occurs in combination with other heart defects, typically hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> Main symptoms of aortic atresia include a heart murmur, cyanosis, rapid breathing or trouble breathing, irritability, low energy, and clammy skin soon after birth.</li> <li> Your child will typically receive drugs to ease the heart's work and may need multiple surgeries.</li></ul>
Atrésie de l’aorteAAtrésie de l’aorteAortic AtresiaFrenchCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-04T05:00:00ZFraser Golding, MD, FRCPC11.000000000000039.0000000000000291.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Informez-vous sur l’atrésie aortique. Cette anomalie se caractérise par l’absence d’une ouverture dans le ventricule gauche vers l’aorte.</p><p>Cette malformation fait en sorte qu’il n’y a pas d’ouverture dans le ventricule gauche vers l’aorte. « L’atrésie » fait référence à une structure cardiaque manquante. La valvule ne peut s'ouvrir adéquatement, ce qui signifie que le sang ne peut se déplacer du ventricule gauche vers le corps. La seule source de circulation sanguine vers le corps se fera par le canal artériel. L’atrésie de l’aorte se manifeste habituellement avec d'autres anomalies cardiaques, habituellement l’hypoplasie du cœur gauche. </p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> Les symptômes se manifestent habituellement peu après la naissance. Les principaux symptômes sont un souffle cardiaque, une cyanose, une respiration rapide ou de la difficulté à respirer, de l'irritabilité, une faible énergie et une peau moite. </li> <li> Pour traiter l’atrésie, on administrera habituellement à votre enfant des médicaments pour aider à faciliter le travail du cœur. Plusieurs interventions chirurgicales peuvent s’avérer nécessaires. </li></ul>

 

 

Aortic atresia1605.00000000000Aortic atresiaAortic atresiaAEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-04T05:00:00ZFraser Golding, MD, FRCPC11.000000000000039.0000000000000291.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about aortic atresia. With this condition, there is no opening from the left ventricle into the aorta.</p><p>With aortic atresia, there is no opening from the left ventricle into the aorta. “Atresia” refers to a missing heart structure. The valve cannot open properly, which means the blood can’t move from the left ventricle to the body. The only source of blood flow to the body will be through the ductus ateriosus. Aortic atresia usually occurs in combination with other heart defects, typically hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> Main symptoms of aortic atresia include a heart murmur, cyanosis, rapid breathing or trouble breathing, irritability, low energy, and clammy skin soon after birth.</li> <li> Your child will typically receive drugs to ease the heart's work and may need multiple surgeries.</li></ul><figure class="swf-asset-c-80"><span class="asset-image-title">Aortic atresia</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/akh/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=Aortic_atresia_MED_ANI_EN.swf" </div> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">With this condition, the aortic valve, between the left ventricle and aorta, either doesn't exist or is only partially formed. The result is that blood can't flow from the left ventricle to the body. Instead, blood reaches the body by way of a patent ductus arteriosus. This condition is often accompanied by a coarctation of the aorta.</figcaption> </figure> <h2>What are the symptoms of aortic atresia?</h2><p>Symptoms usually occur soon after birth. The main symptoms are a heart murmur, cyanosis, rapid breathing or trouble breathing, irritability, low energy, and clammy skin. How serious the symptoms are depends on the severity of the defect and the presence of other defects. </p><p>The doctor may order any of the following tests: chest X-ray, electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, cardiac catheterization, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). </p><h2>How is aortic atresia treated?</h2><p>Treatment usually involves giving your child drugs to help ease the heart’s work. One drug, called prostaglandin, which is given by IV, can help keep the ductus arteriosus open to permit blood flow to the body. </p><p>Multiple surgeries may be needed. As well as being able to help diagnose the condition, cardiac catheterization can sometimes be done to help correct a problem. The procedure may rarely involve a balloon atrial septostomy to improve the mix of oxygen-rich blood and oxygen-poor blood between the atria. </p>Aortic atresia

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