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HOLE IN THE HEART
Hole in the Heart or atrial septal defect, is a hole in the wall that separates the two upper chambers of the heart. This is a congenital condition. Small holes in the heart usually disappear, but large and long standing holes damage heart and lungs. Symptoms are:
• Shortness of breath
• Swelling of feet and abdomen
• Heart palpitations
• Skipped heart beats
• Frequent lung infections
• Heart murmur
HOW IS HOLE IN THE HEART DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is done through a screening of the chest area followed with ECG and other similar tests like Cardiac Catheterization tests to check intensity of the hole.
HOW IS HOLE IN THE HEART TREATED?
The treatment for Hole in Heart varies with each individual and will be at the discretion of the Cardiologist. Medicines and dietary restrictions could improve the functioning of the heart. If the condition calls for surgery or the deployment of catheter procedure, such options are also explored by the doctor to rid the person of the defect.
DID YOU KNOW?
Adults who have had atrial septal defect repair require regular follow ups.