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ASD (atrial septal defect) Closure Surgical


ASD (Atrial Septal Defect) Closure is a treatment procedure to correct the atrial septal defect that is a hole in the wall (septum) between the left and right atria in newly born babies. This process involves sewing of a patch made of heart tissue over the hole. In the absence of heart tissue, artificial material such as Teflon is used. There are a few surgical approaches used to treat this condition namely Median Sternotomy, Partial or Mini-Sternotomy, Right Anterolateral Thoracotomy, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery.