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is surgery in her future?
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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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is surgery in her future?

I have a 2 year old beautiful girl who has ASD Pulmonary Stenosis. She was dx at birth. She has had a stent put in because her valve was closing,pulmonary valve. She now has a hole that is 6 mm and shows no signs of closing. When she was in the Cath lab to get her stent her hole was 5 mm and now it's six.  Do you think she will have to have it surgically repaired in the near future?
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Hi there!

An ASD of 6 mm that has failed to resolve by 2 years of age if less likely to close spontaneously and may require device/ surgical closure later in life. It would be best to discuss the situation and the suggested management plan in detail with her treating cardiologist.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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