How Do Doctors Treat an ASD?

Treatment depends on the size of the ASD and whether your child has symptoms. The care team will talk with you about a treatment plan for your child’s needs and symptoms.

  • If the ASD is small, your child might not need treatment. Sometimes, a small ASD will close on its own over time. If it does not close, it usually does not cause any problems.
  • If the ASD is medium or large, surgery or a cardiac catheterization can help close the hole.

Will my child need follow-up care for an ASD?

Your child will follow up with the Pediatric Cardiology team to guide you through your child’s specific plan of care.

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Rev. 6/2018