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

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
Thank
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
Thank
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