Learn more about Atrial Septal Defect.
The staff of the Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital are experts in caring for patients with Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) and other congenital heart diseases. Our program is comprised of experts with an understanding of congenital heart disease as well as patient care after surgical or specialized transcatheter therapy. A full range of diagnostic and treatment capabilities are available to our patients.
The normal human heart is responsible for efficiently receiving and pumping blood to the body. Atrial Septal Defect is a congenital heart defect defined by a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers of the heart.
Symptoms and/or abnormal examination findings such as abnormal splitting of the second heart sound, murmur, abnormal cardiac impulse raise concern for ASD.
ASD symptoms may be treated with medications; however, definitive therapy requires closure of the ASD.
Read about Nationwide Children's role in a bloodless atrial septal defect repair (ASD) in an 8 month-old.