Atrial Septal Defect Repair in Children—Transcatheter Procedure
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
Answers
askAsk

Atrial Septal Defect Repair in Children—Transcatheter Procedure Usage

Written by FoundHealth.

Reasons for Procedure

If a child is born with a hole between the upper chambers of the heart, the blood can flow backward into the right side of the heart and into the lungs. This triggers the heart to work harder. Over time, this can lead to damage to blood vessels in the lungs and congestive heart failure . The procedure is done to fix the hole.

Blood Flow Through the Heart
Blood Flow Through the Heart
© 2009 Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.

Most children who have this procedure will have good outcomes.

 
Share

0 Comments

No one has made any comments yet. Be the first!

Your Comment