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What does it mean to have atrial septal defect?

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Dr. Mary Callahan
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In brief: Atrial septal defect

An atrial septel defect is a hole or opening in the tissue that separates the left and right atrium. They are classified by location and named primum, secundum or patent foramen ovale.
They can be observed or in some cases treated surgically to close them.

In brief: Atrial septal defect

An atrial septel defect is a hole or opening in the tissue that separates the left and right atrium. They are classified by location and named primum, secundum or patent foramen ovale.
They can be observed or in some cases treated surgically to close them.
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