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What are the symptoms of atrial septal defect?

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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Surgery - Thoracic
8 doctors agree

In brief: Shortness of breath.

Many asds are asymptomatic, but when patients have symptoms, it's usually shortness of breath and exercise intolerance.
If the ASD has been present for many years, it may cause an abnormal heart rhythm as well as lung injury.

In brief: Shortness of breath.

Many asds are asymptomatic, but when patients have symptoms, it's usually shortness of breath and exercise intolerance.
If the ASD has been present for many years, it may cause an abnormal heart rhythm as well as lung injury.
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Dr. Marco Paliotta
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Dr. James Thompson
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually none

Most people with asds do not have symptoms.
Most children are diagnosed when sent to a cardiologist for a murmur. However, as people age, they can develop right heart failure with swelling of their extremities, liver enlargement, and decreased ability to exercise. Wit hthe most severe cases, patients turn blue. Some young patients get more frequent and/or more severe respiratory infections.

In brief: Usually none

Most people with asds do not have symptoms.
Most children are diagnosed when sent to a cardiologist for a murmur. However, as people age, they can develop right heart failure with swelling of their extremities, liver enlargement, and decreased ability to exercise. Wit hthe most severe cases, patients turn blue. Some young patients get more frequent and/or more severe respiratory infections.
Dr. James Thompson
Dr. James Thompson
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