An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart.
This type of monitor will record your heart rhythm during your everyday activities. For this test, you will wear a portable EKG machine. You will have the monitor for 24 or 48 hours.
Medical implants are used to treat these heart problems: Atrial septal defect (ASD): The atrial septum is the wall between the left and right atria (upper chambers) of the heart. There is a natural opening before birth that usually closes on its own when a baby is born. When the flap does not close, the child has an ASD.Patent foremen ovale (PFO)-During normal fetal development, there is a small opening in the wall between the left and right atrium or upper chambers of the heart. This normal opening allows blood to detour from the lungs into the left atrium prior to birth. This opening usually closes naturally soon after birth or within the first or second year of life. If the opening fails to close soon after birth, it is referred to as a patent foremen ovale.
Medical implants are used to treat these heart problems:
Richard Brody, MD
Akbar Khan, MD
Jeffrey J Olson, MD
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