Atrial Septal Defect Closure


Atrial Septal Defect Closure Procedure in Hawaii

Are you a Hawaii resident suffering from an Atrial Septal Defect? Also referred to as an ASD, it is a simple congenital heart defect. Sometimes is not discovered until later years in life.

An Atrial Septal Defect is a hole between the upper two chambers of the heart. With the Atrial Septal Closure Procedure, the closing of these holes is achieved using small umbrella, or double disc, devices. These devices can be inserted via catheters through the leg veins. Although the majority of Atrial Septal Defects can be closed with catheter-technique, there are some atrial septal defects that still require open surgical closure. ASDs may be clinically silent, and it is not until well into adulthood when symptoms start to become more apparent. Aging leads to stiffening of the heart, causing worsening of blood moving from the left side of the upper chamber of the heart to the right side of the upper chamber of the heart, described as a shunt. Subsequently, this leads to the development of shortness of breath or symptoms of right heart failure.

If you are a Hawaii resident and feel you are in need of an Atrial Septal Defect Closure procedure please contact our Hawaii office to schedule a consultation.
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