Patient EducationSep | 9 | 2019
Atrial Septal Defect: What You Need to Know
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.