Question: What is hole in heart called?

An atrial septal defect (pronounced EY-tree-uhl SEP-tuhl DEE-fekt) is a birth defect of the heart in which there is a hole in the wall (septum) that divides the upper chambers (atria) of the heart.

Is a hole in the heart serious?

The hole increases the amount of blood that flows through the lungs. A large, long-standing atrial septal defect can damage your heart and lungs. Surgery or device closure might be necessary to repair atrial septal defects to prevent complications.

What does having a hole in your heart mean?

A hole in the heart is a type of Congenital heart defect which in medical terminology referred to as a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) or an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). In terms of Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), a wall between the main pumping chambers of the heart (the ventricles) is abnormally opened.

Can u live with a hole in your heart?

The study shows that children with holes in the septum (the wall between the main pumping chambers of the heart) have no excess mortality and few of them develop complications or require special treatment.

Can a person live with a hole in his heart?

It is very possible to live with a hole in your heart, without ever realising that its there. A patent foramen ovale, also known as a PFO, is a hole between the left and right atria (upper chambers) of the heart that we all have when we are in the womb, but this should close shortly after were born.

Can you live with holes in your heart?

It is very possible to live with a hole in your heart, without ever realising that its there. A patent foramen ovale, also known as a PFO, is a hole between the left and right atria (upper chambers) of the heart that we all have when we are in the womb, but this should close shortly after were born.

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