Atrial Septal Defect (Asd)

(Ostium secundum defect) In an atrial septal defect (ASD) is one or more openings in the inter-atrial septum, which can cause a left-right shunt and volume overload in the right atrium or the right ventricle. Children are rarely symptomatic, but can have long-term complications after the age of 20 years. These include pulmonary hypertension, heart failure and atrial arrhythmias. Adults and, more rarely, adolescents may have exertional fatigue and atrial…

September 3, 2018