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  • Atrial Septal Defect Transcatheter Repair

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Atrial Septal Defect Transcatheter Repair What is atrial septal defect transcatheter repair? Atrial septal defect (ASD) transcatheter repair is a procedure to fix a hole in the atrial septum. Your child will not need an incision in the chest wall. The two upper chambers of the heart are the left and right atria. The left atrium connects to the left ventricle, which sends oxygenated blood out to the body. The right atrium connects to the right ventricle, which sends blood to the lungs to get oxygen and r...

  • AIDS-Related Lymphoma in Children

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    AIDS-Related Lymphoma in Children What is AIDS-related lymphoma? AIDS-related lymphoma is a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It grows in some people with AIDS. AIDS is a disease that weakens the immune system. AIDS raises the risk for long-term (chronic) disease, such as cancer. AIDS-related lymphoma grows in the white blood cells of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system. It helps to fight diseases and infections. The lymphatic system also helps with balancin...

  • Acquired Hypothyroidism in Children

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Acquired Hypothyroidism in Children What is hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland doesn't make enough thyroid hormone. The condition is more common in adults. But it’s the most common thyroid disorder in children. Not enough thyroid hormone leads to signs such as slow growth, lack of activity, and poor performance in school. In children it’s often referred to as acquired hypothyroidism. What causes hypothyroidism? The most common cause of acquired hypothyroidism is an autoimmune react...

  • Achalasia in Children

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Achalasia in Children What is achalasia in children? Achalasia is a rare disease that makes it hard to swallow foods and liquids. In achalasia, there is a problem with the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach (esophagus). The muscles that make the esophagus contract and push food down to the stomach don’t work well. The muscle contractions get weak. The LES (lower esophageal sphincter) also doesn’t work well. The LES is the muscle at the bottom of the esophagus, where it joins the stomac...

  • Ankyloglossia

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Ankyloglossia What is ankyloglossia? Ankyloglossia, or “tongue-tie,” is a problem with the tongue that is present from birth. It causes speech and eating difficulties in some children. The frenulum of the tongue is a small fold of tissue that reaches from the floor of the mouth to the underside of the tongue. You can easily see it if you look under your tongue in a mirror. Some children have a frenulum that is too short and tight at birth. The frenulum may attach to the tip of the tongue instead of atta...

  • Aspiration in Babies and Children

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Aspiration in Babies and Children What is aspiration in babies and children? Aspiration is when something enters the airway or lungs by accident. It may be food, liquid, or some other material. This can cause serious health problems, such as pneumonia. Aspiration can happen when a person has trouble swallowing normally. This is known as dysphagia. It can also happen if a child has gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This is when the contents of the stomach come back up into the throat. When your chi...

  • Arm Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Arm Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation What is open reduction and internal fixation for an arm fracture? Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a type of surgery used to stabilize and heal a broken bone. You might need this procedure to treat your broken arm. The humerus is the bone in the upper part of your arm. Different kinds of injury can damage this bone, causing it to fracture into two or more pieces. This might happen in the part of the humerus near your shoulder, near the midd...

  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Atrial Fibrillation Ablation What is ablation for atrial fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation ablation is a procedure to treat atrial fibrillation. It uses small burns or freezes to cause some scarring on the inside of the heart to help break up the electrical signals that cause irregular heartbeats. This can help the heart maintain a normal heart rhythm. The heart has four chambers. There are two upper chambers called atria and two lower chambers called ventricles. Normally, a special group of cells begin...

  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Atrial Fibrillation Surgery What is a Maze procedure? The Maze procedure is a type of heart surgery to treat atrial fibrillation. The heart has four chambers. There are two upper chambers called atria and two lower chambers called ventricles. Normally, a specialized group of cells called the sinoatrial (SA) node in the upper right chamber of your heart, or the right atrium, provide the signal to start your heartbeat. With atrial fibrillation, the signal to start the heartbeat doesn’t begin in the sinoat...

  • Anomalous Coronary Artery Intervention

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Anomalous Coronary Artery Intervention What is anomalous coronary artery intervention? Anomalous coronary artery intervention is a type of procedure to correct a problem coronary artery. An anomalous coronary artery has an abnormal shape. This can cause it to be blocked. During the procedure, the blocked part of the artery is opened up. The heart pumps blood to the body and lungs. But it also needs its own supply of blood to keep it alive. The coronary arteries send blood to the heart muscle. These arte...