Atrial Septal Defect

About- An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a hole in the wall (septum) between the two upper chambers of the heart (atria).

Symptoms-
 Frequent respiratory or lung infections
 Shortness of Breath (dyspnea)
 Fatigue
 Swelling of legs, feet or abdomen
 Heart palpitations or skipped beats
 Stroke
 Heart murmur, a whooshing sound that can be heard through a stethoscope
 
Causes-
The exact causes of atrial septal defect (ASD) are unknown. It may be related to the mutation of genes or chromosomes
 
Specialists to Visit
 Cardiologist
 Neonatologist
 Paediatrician

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
http://www.heart.org
https://kidshealth.org
https://www.cdc.gov

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