Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) - Online Support Group
Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a defect in the septum between the heart’s two upper chambers (atria). The septum is a wall that separates the heart’s left and right sides. Everyone is born with an opening between the upper heart chambers called the foramen ovale. After birth, the opening is no longer needed and usually closes or becomes very small within several weeks or months. Sometimes this opening is larger than normal and doesn’t close after birth. Many babies born with atrial septal defects don't have signs or symptoms. In adults, signs or symptoms usually begin by age 30, but in some cases signs and symptoms may not occur until decades later.
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Our mission at Ben’s Friends is to ensure that patients living with rare diseases or chronic illnesses, as well as their caregivers, family, and friends, have a safe and supportive place to connect with others like them.
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General discussion about topics related to ASD
Migraine with aura after exercising please help!
Post OHS question
Sternum healing after OHS
Open Heart Surgery Experience
Asymptomatic ASD of 15 mm should it be operated or not?
7 years post Amplatz surgery having hypertension, tachycardia, chest pain
PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) & ASD (Atrial Septal De
For members and relatives with a PFO and or an ASD.
Pfo size - tcd and tee
Im having shortness of breath!
2 Month Old with ASD
A forum to share your sucess stories on any number of ASD related issues., to give the rest of us ideas and hope for the future.
Home birth/midwife with pregnancy after ASD repair anyone?
My Journey with an ASD
Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.
Recommend a Doctor, Therapist, or Clinic (Positive
Want to recommend a doctor, therapist, or clinic? Positive review only, please.
Recommended list of doctors
Recommend a Cardiologist (only positive reviews please)
Meet the Real Dr House - Undiagnosed Diseases Department of the NIH - Meet Detective Doctors Diagnosing Medical Mysteries - Video
My interview pic
A place to remind ourselves (Heros & She-roes) what we are grateful for and provide inspiration to others, with words, pictures, and creative writing. Simple words of hope and joy to manifest a healing of our spirits.
Suicide Hotline Numbers
Floored by Diagnosis
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