A 34-year-old member asked:
Could you suggest treatment for congenital heart disease with atrial septial defect for a man aged 39?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Cardiology 28 years experience
Depending on size: Treatment of (ASD) is dependent on its size, whether there is significant flow across it, and the location within the atrial septum. If it's a significant defect then treatment is either surgical with open heart surgery, or transcatheter device closure if the defect meets the required criteria. If it's a small defect with no right heart chamber dilatation then typically no treatment is needed.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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