Is atrial septal defect the same thing as patent ductus?

No. ASD is a hole between the upper heart chambers. Patent ductus is a pipe that connects the right heart pump outflow to the aorta, allowing most of the blood to go to the body instead of the lungs (since they are not in use). The PDA is supposed to close when the blood oxygen level increases with breathing. The ASD is just a defect.
ASD vs patent ductus. These are not the same thing, an atrial septal defect, or asd, is an opening in the tissue separating the left and right atrium. The ductus arteriosos is a structure present in fetus which allows blood to bypass the lungs and go to the placenta, this usually closes at delivery but can be closed surgically if needed. Often doctors use medications to close it after delivery.

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Is there a connection between atrial septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus?

To a degree. Both are congenital development defects. Atrial septum should seal and patent ductus should close after birth. When identified in infancy they are quite treatable. Also later but preferably as early as possible fir most.
Not really. They can occur together, but more ofter occur individually. Both cause l to r shunts (red blood returning to the lungs) and can result in CHF and/or damage to the lungs.

Patent ductus arteriosus and an atrial septal defect. Is it unusual to have both of these?

It depends. Both of these are abnormal communications between the left and right sides of the heart. During fetal development, the patent ductus has a definite role that is no longer needed after we begin to breath air. In some type of congenital heart disease, the atria septal defect is necessary for mixing. In a normal heart it is not.

My baby was diagnosed with both atrial septal defect and forearm patent ovale. What is prognosis?

Depends. If it is indeed only and ASD the prognosis is good. If there is a fetal syndrome the diagnosis is poorer. Genetic and cardiological studies are required before answering your question with any degree of accuracy.
Pretty good. Atrial septal Defect=hole between the upper chambers, Patent foramen ovale= normal opening between the upper chambers that usually closes after birth. The ASD can vary in size while the PFO is usually smaller. This defect may or may not produce symptoms. It is often closed on a non urgent basis before school age. Small ones can be closed through a catheter. The doc can be more specific.

Had open heart surgery for my atrial septal defect 3 years ago. Everyday since then my heart skips a beat at least once a day, is this normal?

Maybe and maybe not. Depends on whether anything else is going on; i.e. Any symptoms, passing out, chest pain, cough? Any changes on your ecg? A few "early" heart beats can be normal, but a cardiologist would have to ensure nothing else bad was happening and evaluate an ecg. Bring this to the attention of your cardiologist, but it is not immediately worrisome in the absence of significant symptoms.

What does it mean if my child has atrial septal defect?

Atrial septal defect. 4 types. Ostium primum, ostium secundum, sinus venosus asd, patent foramen ovale. Ostium primum and sinus venosus require open heart repair. Secundum, depending on size may be amenable to clamshell device vs open heart surgery repair. Pfo most amenable to endovascular repair. Diagnosed by echocardiogram, cardiac cath. Shunt fraction, arrythmias, reversibility of pulmonary hypertension all important.
Hole in wall. You have 2 upper chambers in the heart & 2 lower. An atrial septal defect is a hole in the wall between the upper chambers. It is under less pressure than the lower chambers so it often causes no obvious problems early on. Most are closed using various methods before school age.

What's the most effective way to treat atrial septal defect?

Cardiologist. You need a cardiologist to assess and advise the best thearpy. Some need no therapy because of no symptoms. Some may need surgery. Depends upon what is happening.
Two choices. Depending upon the characteristics of the defect; there are 2 ways to close an atrial septal defect. The traditional approach has been surgery with a success rate of nearly 100%; however there is a risk of arrhythmia and effusion. More recently, catheter delivered closure devices have been used for select patients. The overall success rate is about 98% and the risk of complications is lower.

What are the symptoms associated with an atrial septal defect?

ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT. ASD sx are dyspnea, fatigue, exercise intolerance and cardiac arrythmias due to left to right shunt and pulmonary hpn. Heart murmur is heard at the upper left sternal border.
Often none. Even patients with large asds often have no symptoms until later in life. Some young children with large asds get respiratory infections more commonly. As patients age, they can have symptoms of right heart failure (decreased energy, large liver, swollen ankles), rhythm abnormalities or cyanosis (turning blue from not enough blood getting to the lungs). We try to treat asds before symptoms develop.

What is the definition or description of: atrial septal defect repair?

Close hole in heart. An atrial septal defect is a congenital defect of the heart. A hole in the wall between the left and right atria permits blood to mix. There are several types of asd's and depending on the type and size they can either be closed with closure device placed thru the veins or by heart surgery (often minimally invasive surgery).
Hole in the heart. An ASD is a whole between the two upper chambers of the heart, the atria. Depending on the size and location asds can be closed in the cath lab with one of two fda approved devices or it can be closed by open heart surgery.