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I have ost. sec asd w/l-r shunt, measuring 3.2x2.6 cm. tried cardiac cath. but not possible. what are the pros & cons for open heart surgery?

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Dr. Steven Guyton answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

Low risk: For someone your age the surgery is generally very low risk and will likely prevent development of significant pulmonary hypertension in the future.

Answered 12/10/2013

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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

ASD: Ostium secondum ASD with l-r shunt needs open heart surgery as soon as possible. The risk of closure is extremely low. Complcatios of ASD are too many.

Answered 6/10/2014

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