Atrial septal defect

Learn about atrial septal defect, a common heart condition that affects the structure of the heart. Discover the causes, symptoms, and treatment options available for this condition.

Video of Ram Kumar Subramanyan, MD, PhD, discusses Atrial Septal DefectsThere are three main types of ASDs:Secundum: The most common type of ASD; the hole is located in the middle of the septumPrimum: The hole is in the lower part of the atrial septum and may occur with other congenital heart defectsSinus Venosus: Rare; the hole is near the veins bringing blood back to the heart from the lungs and often occurs with other congenital heart defectsWhen your child’s heart is affected by an ASD…

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Summary of Acyanotic Congenital Heart Diseases (Left-to-Right Shunts) Authors: Gaya Narendran, Winnie Nagesh Reviewers: Jack Fu, Usama Malik, Yan Yu*, Deborah Fruitman* * MD at time of publication Asymptomatic M, ↑ respiratory tract infections, rarely: failure to thrive Left to Right Shunt ↑ flow from left to right heart Dilation of chambers exposed to ↑ flow Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Presents later in childhood – often asymptomatic Note: These conditions tend to be acyanotic in presentatio Atrial Septal Defect, Cardiac Sonography, Congenital Heart Defect, Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Heart Failure, Medical Facts, Congenital Heart, Disease, Respiratory Therapy

Summary of Acyanotic Congenital Heart Diseases (Left-to-Right Shunts) Authors: Gaya Narendran, Winnie Nagesh Reviewers: Jack Fu, Usama Malik, Yan Yu*, Deborah Fruitman* * MD at time of publication Asymptomatic M, ↑ respiratory tract infections, rarely: failure to thrive Left to Right Shunt ↑ flow from left to right heart Dilation of chambers exposed to ↑ flow Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Presents later in childhood – often asymptomatic Note: These conditions tend to be acyanotic in presentatio

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