Q. What does a hole in the heart mean?

Answered by
Dr. Prashant Valecha
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 13, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jul 04, 2020

Hi doctor,

Our doctor said that my baby has a hole in the heart. I have attached the reports for your reference. Please explain.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Yes, there is patent ductus arteriosus that is shunting from left to right (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As it is large, go for its closure.
  • Consult any pediatric cardiologist or even same doctors who have done echo may be doing the closure.
  • Medicines cannot close this. If it is not closed now, then it may create problem later.

For further information consult a cardiologist online -->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist

Thank you doctor,

Please explain its effect on general health. Is it risky to operate?

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Effects and symptoms will occur when shunt will reverse from right to left.
  • It can be closed by the simple procedure like an angiogram (through an artery of the wrist or thigh).

For further information consult a cardiologist online -->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


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