Atrial Septic Defect Repair
An ASD is a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers of the heart. This defect usually does not cause any symptoms or problems in a young child. However, over a lifetime there can be harmful effects on the heart and lungs. Many holes can be closed through a one-day procedure in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. If surgery is needed, the Inova surgeons usually perform an ASD repair before a child begins school.