Atrial Septic Defect

Neeraj Awasthy, Dinesh Singh Bhist
Neeraj Awasthy,
MD (Pediatrics), FNB(Pediatric cardiology)

Department of Pediatric Cardiology,
Max Super specialty Hospital, New Delhi-110017, India

Dinesh Singh Bhist

First Created: 01/09/2001  Last Updated: 04/26/2016

Patient Education

Humans have four-chambered hearts. Two are atria and two are ventricles. ASD is a hole in the septum between the two atria. Blood shunts from left to right and gradually, RA, RV enlarged lung pressure increased. If ASD is not treated then the arteries going to the lung become permanently thick and death may occur beyond adolescence due to pulmonary vascular disease. Thus ASD has to be closed either by device or via surgery. The result is good for both techniques. But due to general complications of the surgery, the device is the first choice of treatment if the ASD is divisible.

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