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What options for getting an atrial septal defect repaired in an adult?

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Dr. Mohammed Numan
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cath or surgery

A lot of asd's can be closed by trans catheter approach.
Occasionally (if thery are so large with no rims) need cardiac surgery.

In brief: Cath or surgery

A lot of asd's can be closed by trans catheter approach.
Occasionally (if thery are so large with no rims) need cardiac surgery.
Dr. Mohammed Numan
Dr. Mohammed Numan
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Which Type?

Sinus venosus ASD requires surgical correction.
Although rare a ostium primum ASD may have escaped diagnosis in a young adult and that also requires surgical closure. A small ostium secundum ASD might be able to be closed with a clamshell device as well as a patent foramen ovale. Large secundum ASD still surgical closure is the treatment. Other conditions like unroofed coronary sinus and papvr r/o.

In brief: Which Type?

Sinus venosus ASD requires surgical correction.
Although rare a ostium primum ASD may have escaped diagnosis in a young adult and that also requires surgical closure. A small ostium secundum ASD might be able to be closed with a clamshell device as well as a patent foramen ovale. Large secundum ASD still surgical closure is the treatment. Other conditions like unroofed coronary sinus and papvr r/o.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Catheter or knife

It can be repaired percutaneously through a catheter inserted through the leg or arm or by open surgery.

In brief: Catheter or knife

It can be repaired percutaneously through a catheter inserted through the leg or arm or by open surgery.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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