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Infections after septal defect repair
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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.

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Infections after septal defect repair

Should I be concerned about contracting a virus ( common cold) or a bacterial infection such as strep throat. I had three patches put in via laparoscopy to repair my atrial septal defects. Can these common infections affect or spread to my repairs?
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Hi welcome to our community... I happened upon your post and just wanted to stop by and say hello and Happy New Year.  Hoping others will stop by with some suggestions.
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yes, hope it has healed up by now.

Was wondering what insurance would pay for A.S.D. repair, as I have one also.  It was only diagnosed in 2009 during a 256 slice cat scan, C.C.T.A. angiography at Mt. Sinai hospital in the heart of Harlem, N.y.c.
Age 50 +

Please advise .
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