ASD Closure Surgery in Lagos
An atrial septal defect (ASD), also known as a void in the heart, is a type of congenital heart defect in which the dividing wall between the upper filling chambers of the heart has an irregular opening (the atria).
The left side of the heart normally only pumps blood to the body, while the right side only pumps blood to the lungs. Blood will flow from the left upper heart chamber (left atrium) to the right upper chamber (right atrium) and out through the pulmonary arteries in a child with ASD.
The excess blood pumping into the lung arteries makes the heart and lungs function faster, and the lung arteries will eventually become weakened if the ASD is high.