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Atrial Septal Defect

Atrial Septal Defect: Introduction

Atrial Septal Defect: An abnormal connection between the 2 atria, or upper chambers of the heart. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Atrial Septal Defect is available below.

Symptoms of Atrial Septal Defect

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Atrial Septal Defect: Deaths

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Causes of Atrial Septal Defect

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Atrial Septal Defect: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Atrial Septal Defect

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Atrial Septal Defect: Rare Types

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Definitions of Atrial Septal Defect:

Defects in the septum between the atria of the heart, due to failure of fusion between either the septum secundum or the septum primum and the endocardial cushions. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Atrial Septal Defect as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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