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Is atrial septal defect congenital heart disease?
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree
In brief: ASD
Yes.

In brief: ASD
Yes.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Defect vs disease
An ASD is a defect in the formation of the heart during fetal development.
It is not caused by a disease but by a misreading of the instructions on forming a normal heart.

In brief: Defect vs disease
An ASD is a defect in the formation of the heart during fetal development.
It is not caused by a disease but by a misreading of the instructions on forming a normal heart.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
Pediatrics - Neonatology
In brief: Yes
Yes, you may be born with it and that by definition means it is congenital heart defect.
It may be silent, without any symptoms so many times you get to be diagnosed as a teenager or even later.

In brief: Yes
Yes, you may be born with it and that by definition means it is congenital heart defect.
It may be silent, without any symptoms so many times you get to be diagnosed as a teenager or even later.
Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
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