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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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