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Are there any medications I can give my child to close an asd instead of doing an operation?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
There is no medical therapy to close an asd.

In brief: No
There is no medical therapy to close an asd.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Catheter based therapies are effective in most patients.
Surgery is rarely needed. Meds dont help at all.

In brief: No
Catheter based therapies are effective in most patients.
Surgery is rarely needed. Meds dont help at all.
Dr. Matthias Peuster
Dr. Matthias Peuster
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: No
Some asds do close spontaneously, but there is unfortuantely no medicine that can be given to make them close.

In brief: No
Some asds do close spontaneously, but there is unfortuantely no medicine that can be given to make them close.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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