Atrial Septal Defect

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Atrial Septal Defect

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) is a relatively common heart defect that is present at birth. This defect occurs when an opening present between the upper chambers of an infant’s heart does not close after they are born, as it normally should. If this hole does not close, blood continues to flow between the two chambers, which may cause high pressures in the lungs as well as potential heart and lung complications later in life. Symptoms may include: difficulty breathing, respiratory infections, shortness of breath, and sensations of feeling your heartbeat. Symptoms may not present themselves if the hole is small enough, and if they do occur they usually occur later in life. Various heart tests can be used to see how large the hole it, and doctors can also diagnose this condition through physical exams. Surgery to close the hole might be necessary if it is too large or is not closing on its own. ASD can increase your risk of heart failure and infections, high blood pressure, and stoke.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Atrial Septal Defect" returned 643 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Transcatheter closure of a huge iatrogenic atrial septal defect: A case report.
 

Author(s): Yong Yang, Xi Li, Mao Chen, Yuan Feng

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(50):e9216.

 

Iatrogenic atrial septal defects caused by cardiac surgery are rare complications that are traditionally repaired through reoperations; unfortunately, reoperations are accompanied by high risk and trauma.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Transcatheter Retrieval of Embolized Atrial Septal Defect Occluder Device by Waist Capture Technique.
 

Author(s): Ae-Young Her, Kyung-Hun Lim, Eun-Seok Shin

Journal: Int Heart J. 2018 Jan;59(1):226-228.

 

This case study describes the successful percutaneous transcatheter retrieval of an embolized Amplatzer occluder device using the "waist capture technique" in a patient with an atrial septal defect. This technique allowed for stability of the Amplatzer device, compression of the atrial ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Simultaneous Closure of a Left Atrial Appendage through an Atrial Septal Defect and the Atrial Septal Defect.
 

Author(s): Shinjeong Song, Oh Hyun Lee, Jung Sun Kim, In Jeong Cho, Chi Young Shim, Geu Ru Hong, Hui Nam Pak, Yangsoo Jang

Journal: Yonsei Med. J.. 2017 Nov;58(6):1237-1240.

 

Left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion can be employed as an alternative treatment to oral anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation to prevent embolic events. Atrial septal defect (ASD) may be related with right heart dysfunction and allow paradoxical embolism to occur. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Atrial Septal Defect" returned 16 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Atrial septal defect closure with left ventricular dysfunction.
 

Author(s): Victor-Xavier Tadros, Anita W Asgar

Journal: EuroIntervention. 2016 May;12 Suppl X():X13-X17.

 

Atrial septal defects are one of the most common congenital heart diseases in adults that may result in significant left to right shunt. Secundum atrial septal defects can remain unrecognised until adult age and cause haemodynamic changes with or without symptoms. Transcatheter ASD ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Familial Atrial Septal Defect and Sudden Cardiac Death: Identification of a Novel NKX2-5 Mutation and a Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Sabrina Gade Ellesøe, Morten Munk Johansen, Jesper Vandborg Bjerre, Vibeke Elisabeth Hjortdal, Søren Brunak, Lars Allan Larsen

Journal: Congenit Heart Dis. 2016 May;11(3):283-90.

 

Atrial septal defect (ASD) is the second most common congenital heart defect (CHD) and is observed in families as an autosomal dominant trait as well as in nonfamilial CHD. Mutations in the NKX2-5 gene, located on chromosome 5, are associated with ASD, often combined with conduction ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Giant, pedunculated right atrial thrombus formation after surgical atrial septal defect repair.
 

Author(s): Sayqa Arif, Dincer Aktuerk, David J Barron

Journal: J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.. 2015 Mar;149(3):e46-8.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Safety and Efficacy Study of Transcatheter Closure of Ostium Secundum ASDs
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Atrial Septal Defect

 

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2018

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Efficacy of Three Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography for Percutaneous Device Closure in Atrial Septal Defect
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Atrial Septal Defect; Successful Device Closure

 

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2018

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Utilization of Confocal Microscopy During Cardiac Surgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Atrial Septal Defect

 

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2018

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