Atrial Septal Defect

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  • Atrial septal defects (ASD) constitute 10% of all congenital heart defects. ASD types include ostium secundum, ostium primum, sinus venosus and coronary sinus defects. Patent foramen ovale, present in 25 to 30% of normal individuals, is considered a normal variant, although it may be the seat of paradoxical embolism, particularly in adults.

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    Atrial septal defects (ASD) constitute 10% of all congenital heart defects. ASD types include ostium secundum, ostium primum, sinus venosus and coronary sinus defects. Patent foramen ovale, present in 25 to 30% of normal individuals, is considered a normal variant, although it may be the seat of paradoxical embolism, particularly in adults.

    The treatment of ASD patients is mostly dependent on the age at presentation, existence of symptoms of congestive heart failure and the degree of the shunt.

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