Atrial septal defect

Case contributed by Jeremy Jones
Diagnosis certain

Cardiomegaly without upturned apex. Pulmonary hypertension and a large pulmonary trunk suggesting a large left to right shunt.

This patient had an ASD that was confirmed at echo. The size of the defect meant that surgery was required


Following surgery, the size of the heart has reduced significantly as has the size of the pulmonary trunk.

Case Discussion

Atrial septal defects (ASDs) vary in size and severity with the larger defects requiring surgical intervention.

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