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What is an Atrial Septal Defect?

Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a defect in the septum between the heart’s two upper chambers (atria). The septum is a wall that separates the heart’s left and right sides. Everyone is born with an opening between the upper heart chambers called the foramen ovale. After birth, the opening is no longer needed and usually closes or becomes very small within several weeks or months. Sometimes this opening is larger than normal and doesn’t close after birth. Many babies born with atrial septal defects don't have signs or symptoms. In adults, signs or symptoms usually begin by age 30, but in some cases signs and symptoms may not occur until decades later.

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Post OHS question

Started by d0964 in General. Last reply by wflresearcher May 24. 1 Reply

II had my surgery this last week and I am post op day 5. I am already home and actually feel pretty good overall. I was amazed at how much less pain their is compared to what I expected!! My question is: I have developed a cough that I think is from…Continue

Sternum healing after OHS

Started by d0964 in General May 22. 0 Replies

Another question I have is about the sternum incision. Did anyone experience a grinding feel when moving from their sternum? I feel this some times and just wonder if it's a concern or something normal?

2 days baby found ASD

Started by Vivek Kwatra in General. Last reply by Vivek Kwatra May 16. 16 Replies

My 2 days boy baby found with the ASD 8-9 mm. Please suggest what to do?

size of asd increase in my child

Started by Saiful in General. Last reply by Modsupport May 11. 12 Replies

Hello I m a father of 5 month son.my son diagnosed ASD and PDA on his 3rd day.on his 10 the day echo PDA was closed and ASD reduced from 3 mm to 1.8 mm.on next follow up echo 1 month later size again increased to 3 mm.after 1.5 month on his next…Continue

advice for open heart surgery

Started by d0964 in General. Last reply by Modsupport May 5. 6 Replies

I have been recently diagnosed with a 1.5cm ASD secundum asd. I am 45 years old and have never had any symptoms or issues until recently. I started feeling some palpitations a couple of years ago. I went to my primary Care doc and was told it wasn't…Continue

Migraine relief/Nickel Allergy??

Started by seattlesue in General Apr 19. 0 Replies

My 12 year old daughter an amplatzer device installed to correct an ASD last June (2015). Within 2 weeks she began suffering from severe migraines with aura, accompanied by nausea and vomiting every other week.The surgeon prescribed plavix (blood…Continue

Tags: migraines, allergy, nickel, amplatzer

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