What is the chance of survival for a 54 year old woman that has had surgical repair for atrial septal defect?

Excellent. ASD repair is common and unless there are extenuating circumstances like poor overall health, then she should do fine. I would hope the surgeon covered this in a preoperative visit and answered all your questions and concerns.

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Is an atrial septal defect repair surgery dangerous?

Heart surgery risk. All open heart surgery is dangerous. Many asds are now closed without surgery, using a catheter placed in a leg vein. Read more...
Low risk. Depends on the type of atrial septal defect. Overall, low surgical risk and mortality. Talk to your cardiac surgeon for specifics. Read more...

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. Read more...

Atrial Septal Defect surgery for adults, how common is it? And what are the possible complications from this surgery?

Intervention or open. Less common today as most now diagnosed in infants. Many now repairable using catheter based techniques but if large still best fixed open. Slight risk of stroke and damage to conduction system but one of the safer open operations. Consider a center that does both pediatric and adult surgery to have the most expertise in either type of procedure. Read more...

I have atrial septal defect. Can I exercise still? What can I do to prevent worsening of right ventricular hypertrophy from to asd before surgery?

Lay low. Normal activities are ok to be continued probably avoid heavy exercise like weight lifting that increases the intra thoracic pressure . No scubar diving. Read more...
Yes. You may continue to exercise normally. It would be prudent to abstain from scuba diving. The enlargement of the right heart is caused by the extra volume of blood flowing into the right heart through the asd. It will improve after the ASD is closed. Read more...
Likely But Ask MD. You likely can still exercise. In fact, exercise is often good to promote your overall cardiovascular health. There is not much you can do to prevent rvh, though some studies suggest that regular cardiovascular exercise may help by reducing your pulmonary artery pressures. Discuss this with your physician before starting an exercise program though. Read more...