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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No: Not an uncomplicated ASD.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
It can: Murmurs occur when blood flows turbulently from one area to another area. If the pressure between the two atria is different, blood can flow through e ... Read More
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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
ASD: ASD has to have significant flow to cause murmur. Murmur in ASD is due to increased flow across pulmonary valve and not due to flow across asd. Excess ... Read More
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
16 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Possible: A murmur is literally the transmission of vibrations through the body to the skin surface. I mention this because an individual's body type plays a r ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
13 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: There are two ways of closing an ASD - via surgery (suture closure) or via a umbrella like device by cath (device examples are amplatzer and helex). Y ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusion: You sense discomfort in the area of the heart, are aware of the defect and assume they must be related. However, the most common and susceptible struc ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: Although there is no cause and effect about what u r asking, patients with congenital heart disease sometimes have other birth defects. Hearing probl ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Not usually related: Splits in the heart sounds are more often caused by valvular changes than by flow of blood which causes a murmur. I would talk to your cardiologist ab ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Defect in wall: An ASD is a defect (opening) in the wall (septum) that should form to separate the upper chambers of the heart.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
13 years experience Pediatrics
ASD: An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a communication (hole) in the atrial septum (wall between top two chambers of the heart). It usually results in extra ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Grischkan
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See a cardiologist: This can be serious, as a blood clot from the lower legs can cross the ASD and cause a stroke.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
ASD: It is variable, depending on the size of the opening and the amount of blood traveling across it. Sometimes they are diagnosed in childhood, others ... Read More

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