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What's the safest way to treat atrioventricular septal defect?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Easier method

If it needs to be treated most can be closed with an umbrella like device which is implanted to close the hole.
This is done by going through your vein using a catheter, thus avoiding open heart surgery.

In brief: Easier method

If it needs to be treated most can be closed with an umbrella like device which is implanted to close the hole.
This is done by going through your vein using a catheter, thus avoiding open heart surgery.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Pamela Moore
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

Atrial septal defects (ASD) are generally treated with surgery.
However, you would need an evaluation by a cardiologist (heart specialist) and/or a cardiothroacic surgeon (heart surgeon) to determine the best treatment.

In brief: It depends

Atrial septal defects (ASD) are generally treated with surgery.
However, you would need an evaluation by a cardiologist (heart specialist) and/or a cardiothroacic surgeon (heart surgeon) to determine the best treatment.
Dr. Pamela Moore
Dr. Pamela Moore
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