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FOCUS ISSUE - CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 253-259

Echocardiographic Evaluation of Atrial Septal Defect


Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sushil Azad
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi - 110 025
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jiae.jiae_45_20

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Atrial septal defect accounts for 8-10% of all congenital heart defects. Echocardiography is method of choice for assessment of patient with a known or suspected atrial septal defect. A Thorough knowledge and understanding of all echocardiographic view is essential for complete assessment of atrial septal defect , associated physiological status and assessment of neighbouring intracardiac structures. Complete evaluation is crucial for planning the modality of treatment whether it is suitable for catheter intervention or needs surgical intervention.


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