Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure

What is an ASD?

An ASD is an abnormal opening between the two upper chambers of the heart. It allows too much blood to flow to the lungs. ASDs are the most common congenital heart defect and can accompany other heart defects.

When would a person need an ASD closure?

Symptoms associated with ASD:

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Enlarged heart

Treatment options depend on the size and location of the ASD. People may be prescribed medication for the management of symptoms, then referred for either surgery, or a catheter-based ASD closure procedure.

Why choose our program for ASD closures?

  • The CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center has been providing ASD closure services since 2007. Our experienced cardiologists take special interest in improving the lives of their patients.
  • Our team works cooperatively with the patient, their family and other specialists to develop a safe, effective treatment plan that provides the best outcome.

If you have questions about our program, we would be happy to assist you. Please call us at 320-293-0750 or email us.