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A 34-year-old member asked:

i have asd (hole in my heart) what are the chances i will need surgery some day?

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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatric Cardiology 9 years experience
Depends: If you are an adult abd your ASD has a diameter of more than 6 mm it will likely lead to an enlargement of the right heart and should be closed to avoid later complications like rhythm problems. An echo will help to assess the size of the right heart. Most asds can be closed in the cath lab as outpatient pricedures with a quick recovery.

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