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What is the likelyhood of another surgery with an asd repair in a baby?
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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: No need to repair
There is no need to repair an ASD in neonates.
In fact most asds in neonates and infants are rather small and will close by themselves. If asds are large and lead to a volhme load of the right ventricle they will be repaired after the 2nd year of life. We do that mostly as catheter procedures with less tan 30 minutes procedure time and less than 2 minutes of x ray under echocardiographic guidance.

In brief: No need to repair
There is no need to repair an ASD in neonates.
In fact most asds in neonates and infants are rather small and will close by themselves. If asds are large and lead to a volhme load of the right ventricle they will be repaired after the 2nd year of life. We do that mostly as catheter procedures with less tan 30 minutes procedure time and less than 2 minutes of x ray under echocardiographic guidance.
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