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What is Atrial Septal Defect?

What is Atrial Septal Defect?

  • Atrial Septal Defect: An abnormal connection between the 2 atria, or upper chambers of the heart.
  • 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

Atrial Septal Defect: Introduction

Types of Atrial Septal Defect:

Broader types of Atrial Septal Defect:

What causes Atrial Septal Defect?

Causes of Atrial Septal Defect: see causes of Atrial Septal Defect
Risk factors for Atrial Septal Defect: see risk factors for Atrial Septal Defect

What are the symptoms of Atrial Septal Defect?

Symptoms of Atrial Septal Defect: see symptoms of Atrial Septal Defect

Can anyone else get Atrial Septal Defect?

More information: see contagiousness of Atrial Septal Defect
Inheritance: see inheritance of Atrial Septal Defect

Atrial Septal Defect: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Atrial Septal Defect.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Atrial Septal Defect.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Atrial Septal Defect: see treatments for Atrial Septal Defect
Research for Atrial Septal Defect: see research for Atrial Septal Defect

Name and Aliases of Atrial Septal Defect

Main name of condition: Atrial Septal Defect

Other names or spellings for Atrial Septal Defect:

ASD Source - Diseases Database

Atrial Septal Defect: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Atrial Septal Defect:


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