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How bad is an atrial septal defect?
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Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: ASD
It is variable, depending on the size of the opening and the amount of blood traveling across it.
Sometimes they are diagnosed in childhood, others are picked up in adults. They are closed if the size is significant either surgically or using catheters. But if they are small they can be followed and monitored with echocardiograms.

In brief: ASD
It is variable, depending on the size of the opening and the amount of blood traveling across it.
Sometimes they are diagnosed in childhood, others are picked up in adults. They are closed if the size is significant either surgically or using catheters. But if they are small they can be followed and monitored with echocardiograms.
Dr. Mary Callahan
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