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  • Arthritis of the hip | Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System
    UnitedHealthcare Oxford WellCare Address city or zip code Search Search by name or keyword Search doctors by name or keyword Address city or zip code Search Search by specialty Locations Search locations Select a category All categories Blood testing centers and labs Clinical departments Emergency departments Hospitals Non clinical departments Practices Urgent care Walk in clinics Zip code or city Search See all programs centers and institutes Treatments services Search treatments services Search Browse categories or See all treatments services A Z Conditions Search conditions Search Browse categories or See all conditions A Z All Search Northwell Search Arthritis of the hip Symptoms Types Treatment Arthritis of the hip Symptoms Types Treatment Arthritis of the hip is a condition that causes the hip joint and surrounding connective tissue to be inflamed causing pain swelling and limited movement of the hip Arthritis is just one of more than 100 types of rheumatic diseases diseases that affect joints and connective tissues Depending on the type of hip arthritis symptoms can range from pain and swelling in the joints to difficulty using or moving the joint in a normal way Symptoms You may experience one or more of these common symptoms of arthritis of the hip Pain and stiffness in the joints Swelling in one or more joints Continuing or recurring pain or tenderness in a joint Difficulty using or moving a joint in a normal manner Warmth and redness in a joint Dull aching pain in the groin outer thigh or buttocks Pain that is worse in the morning and lessens with activity Increased pain and stiffness with vigorous activity Pain that limits your movements or makes walking difficult Types There are several types of rheumatic diseases that can affect the hip joint and connective tissues Osteoarthritis This is the most common form of arthritis also known as wear and tear arthritis It often occurs in your hips because your hip joints like your knees and spine are weight bearing joints This chronic rheumatic disease damages and thins the hip joint s articular cartilage the smooth and glistening covering on the ends of your bones that enables your hip joint to glide smoothly Osteoarthritis also narrows the space in which the hip joint moves Osteoarthritis predominantly affects older people but it also can occur in young people as a result of a hip injury or overuse Fibromyalgia This chronic condition causes pain stiffness and tenderness of the muscles tendons and joints without the detectable inflammation evident in many other rheumatoid diseases that affect the joints Rheumatoid arthritis This inflammatory disease attacks the lining of your hip joint synovium and is one of a group of inflammatory arthritis diseases known as inflammatory arthritides Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease that can attack any joints in your body A chronic disease it is characterized by periods of flare ups and remissions and can affect people of all ages Rheumatoid arthritis of the hip can cause permanent destruction and deformity of the hip joint

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  • Arthritis of the knee | Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System
    and redness in your knee joint Continuing or recurring pain or tenderness in your knee joint Limited range of motion when your walk or move your knee Weakness in your knee or a feeling of instability In more severe cases the knee joint may appear deformed such as bowlegged or knock kneed either bulging outward or toward the side of the leg Knee replacement surgery often is performed on patients who have severe symptoms The symptoms of arthritis of the knee may resemble other medical conditions or problems Always consult your physician for a diagnosis Types These types of rheumatic diseases can affect the knee joint and connective tissues Osteoarthritis The most common form of arthritis osteoarthritis is also known as wear and tear arthritis It often occurs in your knees because your knee joints like your hips and spine are weight bearing joints This chronic rheumatic disease damages and thins the knee joint s articular cartilage the smooth and glistening covering on the ends of your bones that enables your knee joint to glide smoothly Osteoarthritis also narrows the space in which the knee joint moves Osteoarthritis predominantly affects older people but it also can occur in young people as a result of a knee injury or overuse Rheumatoid arthritis This inflammatory disease attacks the lining of your knee joint synovium and is one of a group of arthritis diseases known as inflammatory arthritides Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease that can attack any joint A chronic disease it is characterized by periods of flare ups and remissions and can affect people of all ages Rheumatoid arthritis of the knee can cause permanent destruction and deformity of the knee joint even before symptoms are severe The cause of rheumatoid arthritis of the knee is unknown Post traumatic arthritis Despite proper treatment and full recovery from an injury post traumatic arthritis may develop years after a fracture ligament injury or meniscus tear a tear in the connective tissue of the knee Fibromyalgia This chronic condition causes pain stiffness and tenderness of the muscles tendons and joints without the detectable inflammation easily noticed in many other rheumatoid diseases that affect the joints Risk factors Risk factors that can t be modified include Age The risk of developing most types of arthritis increases with age Gender Most types of arthritis are more common in women 60 percent of all people with arthritis are women Gout is more common in men Genetics You might inherit specific genes associated with a higher risk of certain types of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis RA systemic lupus erythematous SLE and ankylosing spondylitis Risk factors that can be modified include Overweight and obesity Excess weight can contribute to both the onset and progression of a type of wear and tear arthritis of the knee known as osteoarthritis Joint Injuries Damage to a joint can contribute to the development of osteoarthritis in that joint Infection Many microbial agents can infect joints and potentially cause the development of

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  • Arthritis of the shoulder | Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Prosthodontics Psychiatry Psychology Psychosomatic Medicine Pulmonary Disease Radiation Medicine Radiation Oncology Radiologic Physics Radiology Recon Rearfoot Ankle Surgery Reproductive Endo Infertility Rheumatology Sleep Medicine Social Work Speech Hearing Language Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Spine Surgery Sports Medicine Surgery Surgery of the Hand Surgical Critical Care Surgical Oncology Surgical Pathology Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Transplant Hepatology Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine Urogynecology Urology Vascular Intervent Radiology Vascular Medicine Vascular Neurology Vascular Surgery Wound Care Select an insurance All insurances 1199SEIU Access Medicare Aetna Health Insurance Affinity Health Plan Affinity Health Plan Exchange AgeWell New York AmidaCare Beechstreet CIGNA Healthcare CareConnect Health Plan CenterLight Healthcare Consumer Health Network Elderplan EmblemHealth Exchange EmblemHealth GHI EmblemHealth HIP Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Exchange Fidelis Care Fidelis Care Exchange Health Net Federal Services HealthPlus Amerigroup HealthSmart Healthfirst Healthfirst Exchange Humana Island Group Administration Inc Island Group Administration Inc Liberty Health Advantage MagnaCare Medicare MultiPlan Inc Multiplan NY Hotel Trades Council NYSHIP New York State Medicaid Oscar Oscar Health Insurance PHCS Pending Quality Health Plans of NY Railroad Medicare Senior Whole Health The Empire Plan Touchstone Health US Family Health Plan UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare Community Plan UnitedHealthcare Exchange UnitedHealthcare Oxford WellCare Address city or zip code Search Search by name or keyword Search doctors by name or keyword Address city or zip code Search Search by specialty Locations Search locations Select a category All categories Blood testing centers and labs Clinical departments Emergency departments Hospitals Non clinical departments Practices Urgent care Walk in clinics Zip code or city Search See all programs centers and institutes Treatments services Search treatments services Search Browse categories or See all treatments services A Z Conditions Search conditions Search Browse categories or See all conditions A Z All Search Northwell Search Arthritis of the shoulder Symptoms Types Treatment Arthritis of the shoulder Symptoms Types Treatment Shoulder arthritis is inflammation of one or both of the joints in your shoulder that facilitate movement Arthritis of the shoulder can affect the AC acromioclavicular joint or the glenohumeral joint or both The AC joint is located where the collarbone clavicle meets the tip of the shoulder bone acromion The glenohumeral joint is a ball and socket type joint at the junction of the upper arm bone humerus and the shoulder blade scapula Symptoms of shoulder arthritis or arthritic shoulder range from pain and limited movement to a clicking or grinding sound upon movement An estimated 40 million Americans have some form of arthritis or other rheumatic condition According to a collaborative report by the National Institutes of Health NIH the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC the Arthritis Foundation and the American College of Rheumatology the prevalence of osteoarthritis is rising as baby boomers grow older with osteoarthritis being second only to chronic heart disease in causing worksite disability Symptoms You may experience one or more of the following common symptoms of shoulder arthritis Pain the most common complaint Pain in the front or back of the shoulder Pain

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  • Arthritis of the thumb (basal joint arthritis) | Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Preventive Medicine Prosthodontics Psychiatry Psychology Psychosomatic Medicine Pulmonary Disease Radiation Medicine Radiation Oncology Radiologic Physics Radiology Recon Rearfoot Ankle Surgery Reproductive Endo Infertility Rheumatology Sleep Medicine Social Work Speech Hearing Language Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Spine Surgery Sports Medicine Surgery Surgery of the Hand Surgical Critical Care Surgical Oncology Surgical Pathology Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Transplant Hepatology Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine Urogynecology Urology Vascular Intervent Radiology Vascular Medicine Vascular Neurology Vascular Surgery Wound Care Select an insurance All insurances 1199SEIU Access Medicare Aetna Health Insurance Affinity Health Plan Affinity Health Plan Exchange AgeWell New York AmidaCare Beechstreet CIGNA Healthcare CareConnect Health Plan CenterLight Healthcare Consumer Health Network Elderplan EmblemHealth Exchange EmblemHealth GHI EmblemHealth HIP Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Exchange Fidelis Care Fidelis Care Exchange Health Net Federal Services HealthPlus Amerigroup HealthSmart Healthfirst Healthfirst Exchange Humana Island Group Administration Inc Island Group Administration Inc Liberty Health Advantage MagnaCare Medicare MultiPlan Inc Multiplan NY Hotel Trades Council NYSHIP New York State Medicaid Oscar Oscar Health Insurance PHCS Pending Quality Health Plans of NY Railroad Medicare Senior Whole Health The Empire Plan Touchstone Health US Family Health Plan UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare Community Plan UnitedHealthcare Exchange UnitedHealthcare Oxford WellCare Address city or zip code Search Search by name or keyword Search doctors by name or keyword Address city or zip code Search Search by specialty Locations Search locations Select a category All categories Blood testing centers and labs Clinical departments Emergency departments Hospitals Non clinical departments Practices Urgent care Walk in clinics Zip code or city Search See all programs centers and institutes Treatments services Search treatments services Search Browse categories or See all treatments services A Z Conditions Search conditions Search Browse categories or See all conditions A Z All Search Northwell Search Arthritis of the thumb basal joint arthritis Symptoms Risk factors Treatment Arthritis of the thumb basal joint arthritis Symptoms Risk factors Treatment Basal joint arthritis also called arthritis of the thumb occurs when the joint at the base of your thumb develops arthritis Arthritis is a disease which attacks or destroys a joint causing severe pain and hindering functionality There are many types of arthritis but osteoarthritis also known as wear and tear arthritis affects the joint at the base of the thumb more than others Basal joint arthritis is a degenerative disease that wears down the cartilage surrounding the joint Cartilage is a protective covering that surrounds the ends of the bones and allows them to glide and move smoothly Without the cartilage the bone ends rub against one another causing both friction and damage to the bones and the joint Symptoms The following are the most common symptoms of basal joint arthritis However each individual may experience symptoms differently Symptoms may include Mild to severe pain during activities that involve gripping or pinching Such activities can include Opening a door or using a manual can opener Snapping your fingers Writing with a pen or pencil Eating with a

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  • Asbestosis | Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Otolaryngology Pain Medicine Pathology Chemical Pathology Clinical Pathology Forensic Pathology Hematology Pathology Molecular Genetic Pediatric Allergy Immunology Pediatric Anesthesiology Pediatric Cardiology Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surg Pediatric Critical Care Med Pediatric Dental Medicine Pediatric Dermatology Pediatric Emergency Medicine Pediatric Endocrinology Pediatric Gastroenterology Pediatric Hematology Oncology Pediatric Infectious Disease Pediatric Nephrology Pediatric Neurology Pediatric Ophthalmology Pediatric Otolaryngology Pediatric Pathology Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Pediatric Radiology Pediatric Rehabilitation Med Pediatric Rheumatology Pediatric Surgery Pediatric Urology Pediatrics Periodontics Physical Rehab Medicine Physics Plastic Surgery Podiatric Medicine Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Preventive Medicine Prosthodontics Psychiatry Psychology Psychosomatic Medicine Pulmonary Disease Radiation Medicine Radiation Oncology Radiologic Physics Radiology Recon Rearfoot Ankle Surgery Reproductive Endo Infertility Rheumatology Sleep Medicine Social Work Speech Hearing Language Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Spine Surgery Sports Medicine Surgery Surgery of the Hand Surgical Critical Care Surgical Oncology Surgical Pathology Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Transplant Hepatology Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine Urogynecology Urology Vascular Intervent Radiology Vascular Medicine Vascular Neurology Vascular Surgery Wound Care Select an insurance All insurances 1199SEIU Access Medicare Aetna Health Insurance Affinity Health Plan Affinity Health Plan Exchange AgeWell New York AmidaCare Beechstreet CIGNA Healthcare CareConnect Health Plan CenterLight Healthcare Consumer Health Network Elderplan EmblemHealth Exchange EmblemHealth GHI EmblemHealth HIP Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Exchange Fidelis Care Fidelis Care Exchange Health Net Federal Services HealthPlus Amerigroup HealthSmart Healthfirst Healthfirst Exchange Humana Island Group Administration Inc Island Group Administration Inc Liberty Health Advantage MagnaCare Medicare MultiPlan Inc Multiplan NY Hotel Trades Council NYSHIP New York State Medicaid Oscar Oscar Health Insurance PHCS Pending Quality Health Plans of NY Railroad Medicare Senior Whole Health The Empire Plan Touchstone Health US Family Health Plan UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare Community Plan UnitedHealthcare Exchange UnitedHealthcare Oxford WellCare Address city or zip code Search Search by name or keyword Search doctors by name or keyword Address city or zip code Search Search by specialty Locations Search locations Select a category All categories Blood testing centers and labs Clinical departments Emergency departments Hospitals Non clinical departments Practices Urgent care Walk in clinics Zip code or city Search See all programs centers and institutes Treatments services Search treatments services Search Browse categories or See all treatments services A Z Conditions Search conditions Search Browse categories or See all conditions A Z All Search Northwell Search Asbestosis Asbestosis Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was added to many buildings and to certain products for strengthening heat insulation and fire resistance Most products today are not made with asbestos Normally safe when combined with other materials asbestos is hazardous to the lungs when the fibers become airborne such as when a product deteriorates and crumbles Asbestosis is progressive resulting in scarring of the lungs with fibrous tissue Mesothelioma an otherwise rare cancer of the chest lining is also caused by asbestos exposure Asbestosis Symptoms The following are the most common symptoms of lung diseases regardless of the cause However each individual may experience symptoms differently Symptoms may include Coughing Shortness of breath Chest

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  • Astigmatism | Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Pediatric Allergy Immunology Pediatric Anesthesiology Pediatric Cardiology Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surg Pediatric Critical Care Med Pediatric Dental Medicine Pediatric Dermatology Pediatric Emergency Medicine Pediatric Endocrinology Pediatric Gastroenterology Pediatric Hematology Oncology Pediatric Infectious Disease Pediatric Nephrology Pediatric Neurology Pediatric Ophthalmology Pediatric Otolaryngology Pediatric Pathology Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Pediatric Radiology Pediatric Rehabilitation Med Pediatric Rheumatology Pediatric Surgery Pediatric Urology Pediatrics Periodontics Physical Rehab Medicine Physics Plastic Surgery Podiatric Medicine Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Preventive Medicine Prosthodontics Psychiatry Psychology Psychosomatic Medicine Pulmonary Disease Radiation Medicine Radiation Oncology Radiologic Physics Radiology Recon Rearfoot Ankle Surgery Reproductive Endo Infertility Rheumatology Sleep Medicine Social Work Speech Hearing Language Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Spine Surgery Sports Medicine Surgery Surgery of the Hand Surgical Critical Care Surgical Oncology Surgical Pathology Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Transplant Hepatology Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine Urogynecology Urology Vascular Intervent Radiology Vascular Medicine Vascular Neurology Vascular Surgery Wound Care Select an insurance All insurances 1199SEIU Access Medicare Aetna Health Insurance Affinity Health Plan Affinity Health Plan Exchange AgeWell New York AmidaCare Beechstreet CIGNA Healthcare CareConnect Health Plan CenterLight Healthcare Consumer Health Network Elderplan EmblemHealth Exchange EmblemHealth GHI EmblemHealth HIP Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Exchange Fidelis Care Fidelis Care Exchange Health Net Federal Services HealthPlus Amerigroup HealthSmart Healthfirst Healthfirst Exchange Humana Island Group Administration Inc Island Group Administration Inc Liberty Health Advantage MagnaCare Medicare MultiPlan Inc Multiplan NY Hotel Trades Council NYSHIP New York State Medicaid Oscar Oscar Health Insurance PHCS Pending Quality Health Plans of NY Railroad Medicare Senior Whole Health The Empire Plan Touchstone Health US Family Health Plan UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare Community Plan UnitedHealthcare Exchange UnitedHealthcare Oxford WellCare Address city or zip code Search Search by name or keyword Search doctors by name or keyword Address city or zip code Search Search by specialty Locations Search locations

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  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) | Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Pediatric Cardiology Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surg Pediatric Critical Care Med Pediatric Dental Medicine Pediatric Dermatology Pediatric Emergency Medicine Pediatric Endocrinology Pediatric Gastroenterology Pediatric Hematology Oncology Pediatric Infectious Disease Pediatric Nephrology Pediatric Neurology Pediatric Ophthalmology Pediatric Otolaryngology Pediatric Pathology Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Pediatric Radiology Pediatric Rehabilitation Med Pediatric Rheumatology Pediatric Surgery Pediatric Urology Pediatrics Periodontics Physical Rehab Medicine Physics Plastic Surgery Podiatric Medicine Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Preventive Medicine Prosthodontics Psychiatry Psychology Psychosomatic Medicine Pulmonary Disease Radiation Medicine Radiation Oncology Radiologic Physics Radiology Recon Rearfoot Ankle Surgery Reproductive Endo Infertility Rheumatology Sleep Medicine Social Work Speech Hearing Language Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Spine Surgery Sports Medicine Surgery Surgery of the Hand Surgical Critical Care Surgical Oncology Surgical Pathology Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Transplant Hepatology Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine Urogynecology Urology Vascular Intervent Radiology Vascular Medicine Vascular Neurology Vascular Surgery Wound Care Select an insurance All insurances 1199SEIU Access Medicare Aetna Health Insurance Affinity Health Plan Affinity Health Plan Exchange AgeWell New York AmidaCare Beechstreet CIGNA Healthcare CareConnect Health Plan CenterLight Healthcare Consumer Health Network Elderplan EmblemHealth Exchange EmblemHealth GHI EmblemHealth HIP Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Exchange Fidelis Care Fidelis Care Exchange Health Net Federal Services HealthPlus Amerigroup HealthSmart Healthfirst Healthfirst Exchange Humana Island Group Administration Inc Island Group Administration Inc Liberty Health Advantage MagnaCare Medicare MultiPlan Inc Multiplan NY Hotel Trades Council NYSHIP New York State Medicaid Oscar Oscar Health Insurance PHCS Pending Quality Health Plans of NY Railroad Medicare Senior Whole Health The Empire Plan Touchstone Health US Family Health Plan UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare Community Plan UnitedHealthcare Exchange UnitedHealthcare Oxford WellCare Address city or zip code Search Search by name or keyword Search doctors by name or keyword Address city or zip code Search Search by specialty Locations Search locations Select a category All categories Blood testing centers and labs Clinical departments Emergency departments Hospitals Non clinical departments Practices Urgent care Walk in clinics Zip code or city Search See all programs centers and institutes Treatments services Search treatments services Search Browse categories or See all treatments services A Z Conditions Search conditions Search Browse categories or See all conditions A Z All Search Northwell Search Atrial septal defect ASD Overview Causes Diagnosis Treatment Atrial septal defect ASD Overview Causes Diagnosis Treatment Overview Atrial septal defect ASD is a common structural heart defect that can be present at birth congenital It is a hole in the septum wall that separates the two upper chambers atria of the heart The defect causes oxygenated blood to leak from the heart s left side into the right side which the heart then pumps back to the lungs working harder than normal Extra blood in the lung arteries also can damage the tissue and make the person more at risk for pneumonia and bronchitis Causes The cause of ASD is unknown but it s possible that genetics is involved There often are no symptoms especially if the hole is small In adults symptoms of ASD often begin by age

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  • Atrioventricular canal defect | Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Sleep Medicine Social Work Speech Hearing Language Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Spine Surgery Sports Medicine Surgery Surgery of the Hand Surgical Critical Care Surgical Oncology Surgical Pathology Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Transplant Hepatology Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine Urogynecology Urology Vascular Intervent Radiology Vascular Medicine Vascular Neurology Vascular Surgery Wound Care Select an insurance All insurances 1199SEIU Access Medicare Aetna Health Insurance Affinity Health Plan Affinity Health Plan Exchange AgeWell New York AmidaCare Beechstreet CIGNA Healthcare CareConnect Health Plan CenterLight Healthcare Consumer Health Network Elderplan EmblemHealth Exchange EmblemHealth GHI EmblemHealth HIP Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Exchange Fidelis Care Fidelis Care Exchange Health Net Federal Services HealthPlus Amerigroup HealthSmart Healthfirst Healthfirst Exchange Humana Island Group Administration Inc Island Group Administration Inc Liberty Health Advantage MagnaCare Medicare MultiPlan Inc Multiplan NY Hotel Trades Council NYSHIP New York State Medicaid Oscar Oscar Health Insurance PHCS Pending Quality Health Plans of NY Railroad Medicare Senior Whole Health The Empire Plan Touchstone Health US Family Health Plan UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare Community Plan UnitedHealthcare Exchange UnitedHealthcare Oxford WellCare Address city or zip code Search Search by name or keyword Search doctors by name or keyword Address city or zip code Search Search by specialty Locations Search locations Select a category All categories Blood testing centers and labs Clinical departments Emergency departments Hospitals Non clinical departments Practices Urgent care Walk in clinics Zip code or city Search See all programs centers and institutes Treatments services Search treatments services Search Browse categories or See all treatments services A Z Conditions Search conditions Search Browse categories or See all conditions A Z All Search Northwell Search Atrioventricular canal defect Overview Symptoms Risks Diagnosis Treatment Atrioventricular canal defect Overview Symptoms Risks Diagnosis Treatment Overview Atrioventricular canal defect AV canal defect refers to a large hole in the center of the heart that prevents the separation of all four heart chambers and requires surgical repair The heart chambers need to be separated so oxygenated blood from the lungs doesn t mix with unoxygenated blood from the rest of the body AV canal defect mixes the blood and prevents it from circulating to the correct place in the correct sequence The heart s left side should pump blood out into the rest of the body and the right side should send blood only to the lungs The AV canal defect lets blood flow from the left to the right chambers and then into the lung arteries As a result the heart and lungs work harder because of the extra blood going into the lungs and lung congestion can occur because of high pressure in those blood vessels This can lead to pulmonary hypertension into adulthood as well as permanent damage There also may be regurgitation leaking that can create heart failure symptoms AV canal defects often are associated with trisomy 21 Down syndrome though some patients may have normal chromosomes Others may have additional heart problems Adults with AV canal defect may have a hole between the

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