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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.
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
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
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
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
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