Atrial Septal Defect (asd)

Atrial Septal DefectLarge and long-standing atrial septal defects can damage your heart and lungs. Small defects may never cause a problem and may be found incidentally. An adult who has had an undetected atrial septal defect for decades may have a shortened life span from heart failure or high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs pulmonary hypertension. Surgery may be necessary to repair atrial septal defects to prevent complications

 

 

 

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