Pediatric heart doctor talking to a child about their heart condition.

Atrial Septal Defect

What is an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)? 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 problem that is present at…

Doctor using stethoscope to listen to baby's heart.

Heart Murmurs in Children: What You Need to Know

Heart murmurs in children are one of the four primary reasons why a new patient would be referred to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology’s outpatient office (the other three symptoms are chest pain, passing out (syncope) and irregular heartbeat). Many…

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