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Latest Article: Atrial Septal Defect

Atrial Septal Defect:   (ASD)   this congenital defect, an opening between the left and right atria allows shunting of blood between the chambers.  The left atrial pressure normally is slightly higher than right atrial pressure, blood shunts from left to right.  The pressure difference forces large amounts of blood through the defect and leads to right heart...

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