What Is Meant By ASD Secundum Disease?
, I was diagnosed by a doctor ASD Secundum, what kind of illness is ASD Secundum? Is it dangerous? thank you
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The human heart consists of 4 chambers, namely the right and left atria, and the right and left ventricles. Between the right and left atria, normally there is a divider separating the two chambers so that the blood in the two chambers of the heart cannot be fused. ASD or atrial septal defect is a congenital abnormality (birth defect) in the heart where the divider between the two atria does not close (there is a hole in the barrier between the two atria). This causes blood in the left atrium to flow into the right atrium and mix with blood in the right atrium. Blood in the right atrium will increase in number and eventually will also increase blood flow to the lungs. In a very long period of time, this will cause damage to the lungs and right heart.
In general there are 3 types of ASD, ASD secundum, ASD primum, and ASD sinus venosus. The difference all lies only in the part of the septum where the hole is formed. ASD secundum is the most common type of ASD. The following is a description of the types of ASD to clarify your understanding:
This condition is dangerous or not depends on how big the hole is formed. If the hole is small, in general the symptoms are very minimal and complications in the lung and heart will only occur when the person is an adult. If the hole is large enough, symptoms can be felt since they were small.
ASD secundum can close by itself in children. However, if until the child enters the ASD school age has not closed, then it is necessary to operate to close this hole. We recommend that you consult with your cardiologist to find out more clearly the condition of your heart and also the therapeutic options you have.
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