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Atrial Septal Defect

Atrial Septal Defect

The atrial septum is the wall between the two upper chambers of the heart, and an atrial septal defect (ASD) is an abnormal hole in the wall. ASD, a heart...
Luci’s Mom Shares

Luci’s Mom Shares

It can be tough raising a Marfan child. I struggle with two voices: The one that wants to keep my child safe and the one I call my “You...
Heart Warrior Brothers- Miguel And Dominic

Heart Warrior Brothers- Miguel and Dominic

...they diagnosed him with congenital heart defects. Miguel had transposition of the great arteries with a ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, heterotaxy syndrome, ventricular septal defect, situs inversus and...
Superhero Scars And No Limitations

Superhero Scars and No Limitations

...CICU and diagnosed with a coarctation of the aorta, a ventricular septal defect and two atrial septal defects. This meant that the aortic arch, which carries blood to the left...
How Iris Steals Everyone’s Heart

How Iris Steals Everyone’s Heart

Iris, an almost two-year-old girl who was diagnosed with a complete atrioventricular canal defect (CAVA) and atrial septal defect (ASD) of the secundum, has been described by her parents as...
Sisters At Heart

Sisters at Heart

Two sisters, two CHD diagnoses, and Sibley Heart Center Cardiology has been part of their lives from the beginning. Brooke Dorris, 23, was diagnosed with sinus venosus atrial septal defect...
CHD Myths And Fears Debunked

CHD Myths and Fears Debunked

...to undergo open heart surgery to close a secundum atrial septal defect (ASD), but the development of transcatheter based ASD Device Closure is now regarded as just as effective with...
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