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small primum ASD

Hi all. My baby, at 2 months has a small primum ASD measuring 2.6 mm. Do small ASDs close on its own, or require surgery? Especially primum ASD, I've read it doesn't close on its own. Please advise.
Tags: primum, ASD, small
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Hi there!

Well, without knowing the relevant clinical details or a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to comment specifically on the situation. Small primum defects may be expected to close within the first 2-5 years of life. Surgical intervention is usually indicated beyond this age group, though an early intervention may be indicated in the presence of associated lesions or complications. I would suggest discussing the situation, the suggested management plan and the expected prognosis in detail with the treating cardiologist.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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