Atrial septal defects (ASDs)

Edited by Sara Thorne and Paul Clift

in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199228188
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725920 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Atrial septal defects (ASDs)

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Introduction 94

Ostium secundum ASD 96

Ostium primum ASD 100

Sinus venosus ASD 100

Coronary sinus defect 102

Patent foramen ovale 104

Interatrial communications account for ~10% of congenital heart disease. Different types of atrial septal defect (ASD) are illustrated in Fig. 8.1.


Chapter.  1225 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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