WELCOME to the ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT COMMUNITY: This Patient-To-Patient Community is for discussions relating to Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) which is a hole in the part of the septum that separates the atria (the upper chambers of the heart). This hole allows oxygen-rich blood from the left atrium to flow into the right atrium instead of flowing into the left ventricle as it should. This means that oxygen-rich blood gets pumped back to the lungs, where it has just been, instead of going to the body.
CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE is a type of defect in one or more structures of the heart or blood vessels that occur before birth. If you are interested in learning more about congenital heart disease in adults, click on the link below. http://www.clevelandclinic.org/heartcenter/pub/guide/disease/congenital.asp?firstCat=3&secondCat=246&thirdCat=261
CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE - Have you, or someone you know been diagnosed with CHF? Click here to learn more from the Cleveland Clinic. http://www.clevelandclinic.org/heartcenter/pub/guide/disease/heartfailure.asp?firstCat=3&secondCat=246&thirdCat=256