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What Does an Atrial Septal Defect Mean for My Child?
It is typical for cardiac development to include a small opening between the upper heart chambers of the heart that lets blood move away from the lungs. After a baby is born, this opening is no longer needed and the opening naturally closes. However, for children born with atrial septal defects (ASD), this opening is either too large or unable to properly close (or a combination of both of these factors).
What does ASD do to my child’s heart?
In a healthy heart, the blood is delivered to the body by the left side of the heart. The right side of the heart is responsible for delivering blood to the lungs. If a child is born with ASD, the heart cannot control the flow of blood as well, meaning that the blood can move from the left side of the heart, to the right and into the lungs. The blood that is supposed to be sent from the left side of the heart is already oxygenated for the rest of the body. This means that an overflow of already oxygen-rich blood is sent to the pulmonary region. In turn the lungs work harder and eventually can suffer damage.
What symptoms will my child experience from ASD?
Some children born with ASD do not exhibit major symptoms, and the hole may even close on its own before the defect is noticed. Often the only noticeable outward symptom at birth is a heart murmur detected through a stethoscope. Some infants experience fatigue while feeding, but this symptom is often more subtle. As the child grows older, he or she may become ill with more than usual lung infections. High blood pressure is also not uncommon. All of these extra stresses on the heart and lungs causes damage over time.
What medical care does my child with ASD need?
Atrial septal defects have a range of complications, from very mild to very dangerous. In mild cases, monitoring by a pediatric cardiologist is usually warranted. This might include routine testing through echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, stress tests, and others are needed.
In severe cases of ASD, surgery is usually the most favored option. Surgery might be accomplished through cardiac catheterization and a plug, or the defect may require open-heart surgery if the hole and symptoms are severe. The earlier the ASD is identified, the earlier the patient can be treated. Early treatment is key for long-term health. If not found when the child is young, the defect may pose health risks such as stroke and heart failure later in life.