What is an ASD?
An atrial septal defect is sometimes called a hole in the heart. It is a type of congenital heart defect in which an abnormal opening is present between the upper chambers of the heart.
This can be left untreated and monitored, but if you show symptoms treatment may be required.
- Shortness of breath, especially when exercising.
- Swelling in legs, feet or abdomen
- Heart palpitations or skipped beat.
- Heart murmur.
You will be guided by our specialist Doctors at Newcastle Heart to the best treatment.
A catheter is passed through a vein from your groin into the right side of your heart. A wire is passed across the hole and a device is then placed and positioned across the hole.
An ECHO will be performed after the procedure.
Speak to our Doctors at Newcastle heart about treatment options that may benefit you.