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The Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Nationwide Children's is comprised of experts with an understanding of congenital heart disease as well as patient care.
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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.

About ASD

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.

Diagnosing ASD

Symptoms and/or abnormal examination findings such as abnormal splitting of the second heart sound, murmur, abnormal cardiac impulse raise concern for ASD.

Treatment Options

ASD symptoms may be treated with medications; however, definitive therapy requires closure of the ASD.

Interested in Bloodless Surgery?

Read about Nationwide Children's role in a bloodless atrial septal defect repair (ASD) in an 8 month-old.

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